News Digest Item
28 May 2018

Environment minister calls for progressive diesel hardware refits

Die Welt

In an interview with Die Welt, German environment minister Svenja Schulze proposed a step-by-step plan for hardware refits for older diesel cars. Refits should be prioritised in areas of with particularly poor air quality, Schulze said, adding that total costs would be “in the low one-digit billion euro range”. Car owners and taxpayers shouldn’t foot the bill, she said but admitted, “there is no way of forcing” carmakers to pay.

Read the article in German here.

See CLEW’s diesel bans Q&A for background.

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