At the launch of its new electric Macan, Porsche discussed the future of the combustion engine. According to the manufacturer, there is still time to delay the transition to all-electric planned for 2035.
Like all manufacturers, Porsche is complying with European rules and preparing the transition to electric. But the Stuttgart firm thinks that the thermal engine should remain after 2035.
This was stated by Porsche CFO Lutz Meschke at the launch of the Macan in Singapore. According to him, the auto industry is not ready to do this in ten years.
“There is a lot of discussion at the moment around the end of the combustion engine”, Meschke said. He then offered a sentence explaining Porsche’s vision: “I think it could be delayed.”
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Some markets are already seeing sales of electric cars decline. According to Meschke, it is a barometer to look at, because it conditions the aid that brands receive. “We need to see how strong the ramp-up curve will be in the years to come.”
“If we find ourselves in a situation like we are in now with some reluctance to buy electric cars in Europe, then maybe the subsidies will come back.”
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