The CEO of Porsche has confirmed that the company stops offering diesel vehicles permanently in its catalog.
It will be the first German manufacturer, which after being also sprinkled by the scandal in some of its most recognizable models, has announced that it will definitely say goodbye to diesel definitely to focus, on the one hand, on its high-end gasoline models and, on the other hand, in the prosperous future that the electric one predicts, of confirming the data of its first emission-free supercar model.
For Porsche it will be a quiet transition, so much that since February of this year it no longer offers any diesel model in its catalog, nor the high performance SUVs that, historically, have found in this type of fuel a way to contain their consumption, something that certainly not usually worry the user sporting high cylinder.
The point of view of the company is interesting regarding diesel. The company does not demonize this type of fuel, as it has been anticipated to confirm its CEO, Oliver Blume, but the truth is that given the scandals and the change in consumer perception has shifted the demand to other types of vehicles , which It has meant a drop in sales of diesel and a significant increase in hybrid models.
“We do not demonize diesel” – Oliver Blume, CEO of Porsche.
For example, more than 60% of the Panameras that the company sells in Europe, one of its main markets, are hybrids. This allows the company to transition to other types of engines without the need to translate into a drop in their income accounts immediately, as they are not as dependent as other German manufacturers such as VW or Audi.
At the moment it is good news for the company and for the planet, at least until it finally embraces the electric, although that is a long-term milestone . In addition, the limitations that many cities are imposing on diesel will only encourage other manufacturers to do the same. We are, therefore, in the early stages of saying goodbye, as Porsche has done, forever to diesel.