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    Porsche to Reach CO2 Goal With Smaller, Lighter Cars

    on the ticker today  - not sure I like this development Smiley

     

     

         Nov. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Porsche SE aims to fulfil European Union CO2 emissions goals by 2014 with smaller, more efficient engines, hybrid motors and lighter vehicles, VDI Nachrichten reported, citing an interview with Wolfgang Duerheimer, the luxury car maker’s development head.

         Porsche is striving to meet the targets without the help of parent company Volkswagen AG, VDI said. 


    Re: Porsche to Reach CO2 Goal With Smaller, Lighter Cars

    I've read that there is a legal obstacle to integrating Porsche CO2 into the VW Group. I think it's because the full integration into the Group is being delayed for accounting/legal reasons.

    The penalties are huge and therefore enough to drive small manufacturers out of business assuming that it's impossible to pass on the these penalties to the consumer. Very small manufacturers below 10,000 units p.a. are immune because these laws don't apply to them.

    I'm sure that Porsche will continue to have the GTs and the larger engined 911s. However, smaller engined, lighter cars with clever engineering are not a bad thing IMO. The automotive landscape is changing and no one can ignore that.


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