Porsche considers ditching diesel from 2020

Porsche CEO considers ditching diesel by end of decade

Chief executive Oliver Blume said current generation of diesel engines could be last

Porsche could remove diesel engines from its line-up at the end of this decade, the brand’s CEO has revealed.

Speaking to Reuters, Oliver Blume explained that diesel could be phased out once the current engine ranges reach the end of their lives.

“Of course we are looking into this issue,” he said. “We have not made a decision on it.”

Blume explained that such a move, which could be decided by 2020, would see Porsche models use petrol engines, plug-in hybrid drivetrains and electric motors in the next 15 years.

Currently, diesel powers around 15% of new cars sold by Porsche, most of which are Cayennes (pictured) and Macans. But the brand’s investment in electric technology has seen its hybrid model range, which includes the new Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo, grow, and will see the launch of the all-electric Mission E in 2020.

Source: Autocar Online

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