Porsche Ditches Diesel, Focuses on Electrification
September 25, 2018
As the automotive industry moves toward an electric future, there will be casualties along the way. Porsche has announced it will no longer offer vehicles with diesel engines. They point to the fact that 12-percent of Porsche’s worldwide sales were diesels in 2017. That compares to 63-percent of Panameras sold in Europe being hybrids. Porsche's executives expect that trend to continue. While internal combustion gas engines are still part of their plan, they expect every second new Porsche vehicle could have a hybrid or purely electric variant by 2025. In fact, Porsche will bring its first purely electric sports car, the Taycan, to the market in 2019.