In line with ever-changing consumer and economic demands within the diesel car industry, Porsche has officially dropped all diesel models throughout their range, after just eight years of offering an oil-burner in the range.
Only two models in the present lineup could be specified with diesel engines - the Panamera and the Macan. As of today, these vehicles can only be purchased with petrol power.
Taking a look at the popularity of diesel models in the Porsche lineup, however, will put an end to any surprise of their dismissal. Porsche says that for their Panamera model, diesel made up just 15% of sales, despite the car being a European 4-door executive saloon. Petrol made up 35% of sales, and the e-Hybrid ate up the rest of the figures, with a whopping 50%.
Small wonder, then, that Porsche say they're halting all investment into diesel, and using that money instead to further integrate themselves into the world of an electric future. This is money that makes cars such as the Mission E a reality, for later this year.
Porsche aren't the first - and certainly won't be the last - manufacturer to distance themselves from diesel. As studies at the end of last year found that diesel will make up just 15% of the entire market by 2025, it will become increasing financial sense for other companies to ease off the diesel development throttle.