Sep 23, 2018

Porsche stops making diesel cars after VW emissions scandal

The German carmaker Porsche says it will stop making diesel cars, and concentrate on petrol, electric and hybrid engines instead. It follows a 2015 scandal in which its parent company, Volkswagen, admitted it had cheated emissions tests for diesel engines. Diesel cars over a certain age have been banned in parts of some German cities in a bid to cut pollution. Porsche did not build its own diesel engines, preferring to use Audi ones. The company had already set aside $30bn to settle fines, compensation and buying back cars in the US. Porsche is understood to be developing a fully-electric luxury car, with a multi-billion euro investment. The company's first diesel car was sold just 10 years ago.

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