With increasing pollution and the simultaneous shifting of expectations towards alternate energy modules, the automobile industry has come to be the biggest loser. For Volkswagen, this problem seems to have been compounded by the fact that the German car-making giant had admitted that they had fudged the results of the tests carried out to check the extent of emissions.
Speaking of whom, Volkswagen's Porsche has announced that it would be stopping the sales of its diesel-based models. Instead, the company added that it would be turning its attention towards hybrid and battery-run vehicular models.
However, for those users of Porsche who use its diesel-based model, the company will be providing necessary after-sales services as required. The production of the diesel-run Porsche cars has been stopped since February 2018.
In a statement issued by the company, the CEO Oliver Blume stated, "Porsche is not demonizing 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."
Blume, however, noted in an interview with the German news outlet Bild am Sonntag that the problem caused by Volkswagen's decision to purposefully distort the test results had affected the company's brand. He added, "We have never developed and produced diesel engines ourselves.
Still, Porsche’s image has suffered. The diesel crisis has caused us a lot of trouble." Porsche is expected to commercially launch its first fully-electric model in 2019. Meanwhile, it is also investing slightly over $7 billion in focusing on developing electricity-run models by 2022.