“There won’t be any Porsche diesels in the future,” CEO Oliver Blume told the newspaper Bild am Sonntag. Instead, the company would concentrate on its core strength that he called, “powerful petrol, hybrid and, from 2019, purely electric vehicles”.
The sports car maker Porsche on 23rd September said that there would be no diesel engines. It becomes the first German automobile company to abandon the diesel engines. This was the reaction with the parent company Volkswagen’s emission scam that led to the banning of Volkswagen cars.
The chief said that this was the result of the three year old diesel scam that the sports car banned diesel engines.
In 2015, the Volkswagen makers admitted to its installation of “defeat devices” in around 11 million cars supplied worldwide and duped its emission tests. The company has paid fines of more than 27 billion euros.
There is a ban on diesel cars and sudden downfall on diesel cars as they cause a lot of sir pollution.
Blume said Porsche had “never developed and produced diesel engines”; having used Audi motors, yet the image of the brand had suffered rigorously.
“The diesel crisis has caused us a lot of trouble,” he said, months after the recall of nearly 60,000 Porsche SUVs in Europe by Germany’s Federal Transport Authority ordered.
According to the reports, Porsche has also faced the manipulation charges for engines to make more powerful noises with the technique that was deactivated during the test of the vehicle.
Merkel, Andreas Scheuer who is the Transport Minister and heads of German auto companies are yet to meet in Berlin on 23rd of September. This is to discuss the steps to avoid the city with bans. German also hopes for 1 million electric and hybrid cars till 2022.
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