Porsche has annoncé Sunday, becoming the first automotive manufacturer'Germany à out of the diesel, a new blow to this technology three years après la découverte de l'scam engines truqués orchestrée géant Volkswagen.

« Désormais, il n'there will be no more diesel at Porsche », a déclaré in l'éedition of the Sunday daily Bild Oliver Blume, head of the légendaire luxury brand, belonging to Volkswagen.

It indicates to want to concentrate on gasoline engines and hybrids, as well as, dès 2019, on « vévehicles électriques pure ».

« We n'have never dégrowné and produces diesel engines we-m&our vision;my (sourced from Audi, editor’s NOTE), but l'image of Porsche when m&stop, me suffered. The crisis of the diesel we have créé lots of'trouble », a-t-he justifiedé, noting that his company does not offer déjà plus a such engine from the féFebruary 2018, a « test » well received by its clientèle. Porsche m&m stop;me demandé répreparation à his supplier for the préjudice suffered through the dieselgate.

Porsche became the first German manufacturer to; forsake à this technology, then m&stop, me that Volkswagen ensures not wanting déleave the diesel, just like its competitors BMW and Daimler. They estimate, in fact, not be able to keep their commitments to réduction of CO2 without this technology, the better on this one plan. Mr. Blume ensure that the diesel remains a technology of future'd'other manufacturers, including VW or Audi, d'other brands of Volkswagen.

The diesel useful for other

« I considère as modern diesel engines remain attractive and respectful of the'environment. They will still be à l'the future a great importance for the'auto industry »,-he said, assuring that this type of fuel has always joué « an r&taxes;the less important for (Porsche), a producer of sports cars », which calls on the power.

If the luxury brand n'had ever placé the diesel in the c&connection heart of its catalog, the portée symbolic of this décision comes again to seal the diesel, including sales écroulées from the'éclatement of the dieselgate à l'fall of 2015.

The Porsche Cayenne, in its 3rd version launched in 2018, has never known the diesel used by his elders.

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The numéro world of l'auto Volkswagen had admitted to have équipé 11 million of its diesel engines d'a software program capable of distorting the tests the pollution. The group has déjà d&burn; pour over 27 billion'euros reminders of vévehicles and legal expenses, États-Unis, in particular, and of the procès intentés of shareholders in Germany is still in progress.

Au-delà in the front court, the scandal has accéléré déclin diesel, inventé in Germany and for a long time subventionné for its low émissions in CO2, a gas to the greenhouse effect, m&m stop;me s'it éplus d'oxides d'nitrogen (NOx) than engines à essence. The part of this powerplant in the new car sales in Germany declineé of 46 à 33  percent in the last three years while the diesel cars are likely d'&our vision to be banned in several cities obligées to comply with the standards of europécommunities, pollution control.

But the German government is démènot to save the diesel, flagship d's a sector straté- which uses 800 000 people, and without which, he said, à rightly, the commitments in terms of combating the réchauffement climate will not be able to &stop;tre respectés.

difficultés and the cost of retrofitting engines truqués as well as the implementation of new standards européens of tests were né, however, put the German automakers at the foot of the wall.

L'Europe too demanding

These groups have d'elsewhere annoncé begin désormais à full l'éelectric with près 40 billion'euro's investment préseen in three years. But their défeedings does s'arr&stop;tent pas là. BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen are also visés by a investigations&stop;te de l'EU the soup&case;f s'&stop;tre agreed not to compete by matière technology réduction d'émissions pollutants into the'objective'to have standards less stringent à adhere à l's future.

À the result of the dieselgate, and for the sake of bringing back discipline and crédibilité in a automotive sector, européemp&stop;tré in these embarrassing cheating, l'EU-a décidé to resume the hand on the issue of the thresholds d'émissions-polluting.

The Commission has, therefore, lancé in September 2017, as part of its pack « Mobilityé own », a common objective of réduction des émissions de CO2, 30 % d'ici à 2030, with an objective intermediateé ” –  15  percent in 2025. A line d'horizon that many builders consider untenable à rates and powers d'purchase comparable.

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