FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Volkswagen’s (VOWG_p.DE) Porsche will cease providing diesel variations of its vehicles, the unit’s chief government instructed a weekly newspaper, responding to ever harder necessities to curb CO2 emissions.
A Porsche emblem is pictured in the course of the Volkswagen Group’s annual basic assembly in Berlin, Germany, Could three, 2018. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt
“There gained’t be any extra diesel vehicles from Porsche sooner or later,” Oliver Blume instructed Bild am Sonntag in an interview.
“We now have by no means developed and produced diesel engines ourselves. Nonetheless, Porsche’s picture has suffered. The diesel disaster has brought about us a whole lot of bother.”
Porsche has offered diesel variations of its vehicles for almost a decade, Bild am Sonntag mentioned.
Volkswagen has admitted to intentionally dishonest diesel emissions checks, sending shockwaves by the automotive industries and inflicting a sector-wide crackdown on polluting diesel engines.
Blume mentioned that going ahead, Porsche wished to deal with merchandise it was good at: “It’s emotional, highly effective petrol vehicles and hybrids and from 2019 this may also embody all-electric autos.”
Present house owners of Porsche fashions with diesel engines would proceed to be serviced, Blume was quoted as saying by the paper.
Reporting by Christoph Steitz; Modifying by Sandra Maler