DIESEL BAN BEGINS: Two cities forced to ban older diesel cars to meet EU restrictions

TWO more German cities have banned diesel vehicles over pollution fears in a snub to chancellor Angela Merkel.

Bonn and Cologne must now introduce bans on older diesel vehicles in order to not breach EU pollution standard, a court ruled. Older diesel cars that emit higher pollutants are already being banned in other cities. Hamburg introduced a ban in May, but environmental groups slammed the its lack of range.

Berlin and Stuttgart announced similar bans for next year after a federal-court decision in February.

It comes after Volkswagen admitted in 2015 it had cheated emissions tests in...
source: Express

2018-11-08 22:00
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