Porsche says no to diesel en­gines

India Business Journal - - GLOBAL WRAP-UP -

Porsche has said that it will be­come the first Ger­man au­to­mo­bile com­pany to aban­don the diesel en­gine. In­stead, the lux­ury sports car brand will con­cen­trate on its core strength of petrol, hy­brid and, from 2019, purely elec­tric ve­hi­cles. The Porsche has con­ceded that the step is a re­sult of the diesel­gate scan­dal at auto gi­ant Volk­swa­gen. In 2015, Volk­swa­gen had ad­mit­ted to US reg­u­la­tors to hav­ing in­stalled so-called de­feat de­vices in 11 mil­lion cars world­wide to dupe emis­sions tests and ob­scure its much higher emis­sions on the road. In Fe­bru­ary, Stuttgart­based Porsche stopped tak­ing or­ders for diesel mod­els.

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