Porsche has announced that it has ditched diesel, with electrification the main focus of its R&D resources. No more new models with diesel engines, reflecting the trend from its buyers moving to the E options.

The German manufacturer says that by 2022, more than six billion euros will have been invested in e-mobility. Combined with the fact that almost two thirds of Panameras sold in Europe are E-Hybrids, and the fact that demand for diesel is dropping, made the decision relatively easy.

Instead, with the Taycan pure-EV on the way next year – and more EVs after that – Porsche is pushing its electric powertrains further than ever before.

Oliver Blume, CEO of Porsche AG, said: “Porsche is not demonising diesel. It is, and will remain, an important propulsion technology. We as a sports car manufacturer, however, for whom diesel has always played a secondary role, have come to the conclusion that we would like our future to be diesel-free.

Our aim is to occupy the technological vanguard – we are intensifying our focus on the core of our brand while consistently aligning our company with the mobility of the future.”