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.
The Porsche chief executive said the company was “not demonising diesel”.
“It is and will remain an important propulsion technology,” Oliver Blume said.
“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.
“Petrol engines are well suited for sporty driving.”
Existing diesel car customers would continue to be served, he said.
Porsche did not build its own diesel engines, preferring to use Audi ones.
“Nevertheless, Porsche’s image has suffered, Mr Blume said.
“The diesel crisis caused us a lot of trouble.”
A German public prosecutor fined Volkswagen €1bn (£900m) earlier this year, after finding the company had sold more than 10 million cars with emissions-test cheating software installed, between 2007 and 2015.
The company had already set aside $30bn (£23bn) 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 first car ever designed by its founder, in 1898, was electric. It was rediscovered in a garage a few years ago.
The company’s first diesel car was sold just 10 years ago.
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Cape Coast youth turn trash into creative works
An innovative training programme to equip the youth in the Cape Coast metropolis on ways to tackle the growing sanitation menace by turning trash into creative works has been launched.
The novelty, which was spearheaded by Play Soccer Ghana, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) with support from the French Embassy in Ghana, is to equip the youth with knowledge, tools and skills to transform water sachets into useful items.
Addressing participants at the Oguaa Football for Hope Centre in Cape Coast, the Country Director of Play Soccer Ghana, Mr Franklin Asuo, said the problematic social and environmental consequences associated with the widespread use of water sachets brought about the need for the training which was dubbed: the NET Initiative.
Sachet water menace
He said although sachet water was an important source of drinking water in the country and the industry provided improved access to clean drinking water, it was the major cause of sanitation problems.
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He, therefore, stressed the need for concerted efforts to create avenues that would tackle the problem.
The country director said the programme, which was being implemented in partnership with the Ghana Education Service, Metropolitan Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) and the Ghana Health Service, would benefit young people in underprivileged communities in the Central and Northern regions.
Mr Asuo stressed the need for creative re-use of solid household waste to generate new usable products in order to address the sanitation menace.
He said as a means to tackle the growing problem of sanitation in the country, creative reuse should be encouraged among the youth through the collection of discarded materials from the public that could be reused and given new life to generate usable products.
“These newly created items can be sold to the public or donated to other groups for reuse, thereby reducing pollution”, he added.
A beneficiary, Ms Felicia Takyi, said the programme had equipped her with a skill that could be used to generate income for herself and her family.
She said she would also pass the training down to children in her community as a way to give back to the society.
Meet The Next Apostle Safo Kantanka Who’s Able To Control A Car With A Mobile Phone
He has been tagged as the next Apostle Kwadwo Safo Kantanka due to his intelligence and creativity. His video of controlling a car with a mobile phone is currently trending on social media.
19-year-old Sunyani-based SHS student has been able to dig deep into the world of electronics and come up with new technological developments.
He has built a wardrobe that can only be opened with a chip and according to the genius whose name is yet to be known, his mission to do what no one has done before.
A young apostle Kwadwo Sarfo in my hometown Sunyani. Truly born to be a great Engineer but of course we will ridicule his inventions. But assume this lil boy was born in China or the US?
Publiée par Saddick Adams SportsObama' sur Lundi 28 janvier 2019
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