Auto News: Porsche Ditching Diesel09/26/2018
Porsche Is Ditching Diesel Cars. Will Other Automakers Follow?
After three years of Dieselgate, Porsche has become the first German automaker to drop diesel cars altogether.
“There won’t be any more Porsche diesels,” CEO Oliver Blume told German newspaper Bild on Sunday, adding that the company will focus its attention on electric and hybrid cars. Porsche is spending $7.4 billion to electrify half of its lineup by 2025.
German automakers are running scared from diesel since driving bans have started to come into effect in their homeland. The Dieselgate scandal shook the industry, as it was revealed car manufacturers including Volkswagen were rigging emissions-testing software in their diesel vehicles to make them seem more environmentally friendly than they actually were. read more »