Nuerburgring, Germany — Porsche will decide at the end of the decade whether its latest generation of diesel engines will be its last, says CE Oliver Blume, marking the first time a German car maker has publicly said it could discontinue diesel. Volkswagen’s cheating on diesel emissions tests has cast a shadow over its Porsche division and the brand is considering its options. Porsche introduced diesel in its Cayenne sports utility vehicle (SUV) in 2009. "Of course we are looking into this issue," Blume said in an interview. "We have not made a decision on it." Blume said Porsche would offer a mix of combustion engines, plug-in hybrid vehicles and purely battery-powered cars over the next 10 to 15 years and would decide at the end of the decade whether diesel had a future at Porsche. German prosecutors started investigating Porsche staff in June to see whether they were involved in designing illicit engine-control software, and regulators are examining whether the Cayenne was fitted...

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