German cities get the green light to ban diesel vehicles

  14 มี.ค. 2561   ข่าวประชาสัมพันธ์

Germany is known for its passion for cars, and while Stuttgart is home to Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, it is also home to some of the worst air pollution in Germany. To help tackle the problem, the city banned older diesel vehicles on days when pollution is heavy. But the country’s powerful auto industry lobby worked to push against the ban.

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The court ruling doesn’t impose any bans itself. Instead, it opens the doors for localities to decide how to manage their own air quality. A ban potentially leaves some car owners and the auto industry lobby in a difficult position, but it is also being hailed as a huge win for the environment.