Porsche has somewhat officially announced that it will no longer be selling diesel cars and will instead focus it’s efforts on it’s Mission E and hybrid electric vehicles. We use “somewhat” because for those who follow auto news and the industry the writing has been on the wall, not just post VW diesel implosion, but also with the general roll out of new vehicles over the years. Porsche has been experimenting with electric vehicles for quite some time. The Porsche Panamera plugin hybrid made it’s debut in 2013 and was followed by the hybrid Cayenne in 2014 – 2015 both of which have had generally good reviews and relative successes.
Diesel vehicles have, apparently, not been selling very well. An Auto Car Uk article pointed out that “Porsche said the change was linked to falling demand for the variant, which accounted for 15% of the Panamera’s 11,000 global sales in 2017. Petrol versions accounted for 35%, while the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid accounted for 50%.” Clearly consumers what green / environmentally friendly cars.
This comes on the heels of many other auto manufacturers who are going full steam ahead on hybrid and also very much fully electric vehicles – notably…
The full article can be read over at AutoBlog – Porsche Ends Production Of Diesel Models In Favor Of EVs.