Porsche has announced it is quitting diesel vehicles

Surprise, surprise
by Drei Laurel | Sep 24, 2018
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Another carmaker's diesel lineup is biting the big one. This time, it's Porsche, which has just announced that it is cleaning up its act and doing away with its oil-burning offerings.

"Porsche has not had a diesel in its portfolio since February of this year," the company said in a recent statement. "Due to this change in conditions, the company has decided to no longer offer diesel propulsion in future."

And just like that, Porsche diesels are done. The German car manufacturer did add that it is not "demonizing" the technology, but has always seen diesel playing a "secondary role" in its business. The company also assured current Porsche diesel owners it would continue to service them.

"Naturally we will continue to look after our existing diesel customers with the professionalism they expect," Porsche CEO Oliver Blume said.

The carmaker added that by the year 2025, "every second new Porsche vehicle could have an electric drive--either hybrid or purely electric." It also says it is now focusing on optimizing internal combustion engines, and that "Purist, emotional and powerful sports cars" will remain a core part of the brand and lineup.

"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," Blume said.

So, the bets are open: Who's quitting next?

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