Porsche has ceased producing its vehicles with diesel engines in all global markets.
The news comes comes courtesy of the U.K. publication Autocar, which reported the brand has stopped production of its diesel-equipped Macan compact crossover. The Porsche Panamera and the Porsche Cayenne already had ditched their diesel engine options.
Porsche’s decision to pull the plug on diesel follows in the wake of the Volkswagen diesel-emissions scandal, which resulted in the recall or buyback of more than half a million U.S. vehicles following the revelation that the automaker equipped its diesel-powered vehicles with an emissions-cheating device that violated the Clean Air Act. Porsche is one of eight automotive brands owned by the Volkswagen Group, and its Cayenne diesel was part of the recall; Porsche has not offered a diesel-powered model in the United States since.
Porsche did continue to sell diesels elsewhere, and the brand officially linked the powertrain’s demise to declining sales overseas. Instead, Porsche plans to focus on its gasoline and gasoline-electric hybrid powertrains, where demand continues to increase. Additionally, the forthcoming Mission E electric car promises to combine more than 300 miles of driving range with Porsche’s legendary performance.