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The German brand’s chief financial officer, Lutz Meschke, told Automotive News Europe that the future of fossil fuel engines is not so bleak. “There is now a lot of discussion about stopping the use of internal combustion engines [в 2035 году]. “I think this may be postponed,” the Porsche top manager emphasized. Lutz Meschke’s confession came at the presentation of the electric Macan.

The ban on internal combustion engines may be revised, because so far the efforts of the European Union have not led to a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions. A recent report revealed that the harmful effects on the atmosphere from passenger cars have not changed in eleven years. Voices are growing louder that the ban strategy is ineffective: this point of view is shared by some politicians and automakers.

It is believed that from 2035 the European Union will ban the sale of new cars with internal combustion engines, but an exception may be made for units using climate-neutral fuel. In this case, hydrogen power plants and synthetic fuel engines may be a priority. Porsche believes that by the end of the decade, more than 80 percent of the global new car market will be occupied by electric cars.

At the same time, Porsche is in no hurry to completely curtail its internal combustion engine program. It has been repeatedly stated that the 911 family is unthinkable without an internal combustion engine. According to rumors, new turbocharged and naturally aspirated six-cylinder units are being prepared for the updated 992 family.

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