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Alexandra Lawrence | Sep, 25 2018 | 0 Comments

Porsche purists can rejoice - the German performance brand has ditched diesel.

Porsche wants to concentrate on its hybrid, electric and internal combustion engines in the future and will stop producing diesel engines.

It comes as demand for diesel engines drop, according to Porsche who says in 2017, the diesel share of worldwide Porsches was 12 per cent.

Oliver Blume chief executive of Porsche says the company is not demonising diesel.

“We as a sports car manufacturer have come to the conclusion that we would like our future to be diesel-free,” says Blume.

“Naturally we will continue to look after our existing diesel customers with the professionalism they expect.”

The German car maker will launch the Taycan next year - its first fully-electric sports car.

The Taycan’s manufacture is CO2 neutral and it is supplied with green electricity via an ultra-fast charging infrastructure spread over Europe.

The company plans for every second new Porsche to have an electric drive - either hybrid or purely-electric.

By 2022, Porsche’s investment into e-mobility will be more than $6 billion euros.

“Our aim is to occupy the technological vanguard - we are intensifying our focus on the core of our brand while consistently aligning our company with the mobility of the future,” says Blume on Porsche’s future.

 
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