“Munich plans diesel driving-ban”
The mayor of BMW hometown Munich is considering a ban on diesel cars to curb emission levels in the south German metropolis, Nina Bovensiepen writes in Süddeutsche Zeitung. “As much as I’d be happy to do without this kind of bans, I don’t see how we will cope without them in the future,” mayor Dieter Reiter said. Up to 170,000 cars would be affected by the ban, depending on the emissions threshold, according to the newspaper. Cars which fulfil the Euro 6 emissions norm could be exempt, Bovensiepen writes. Emissions limits in Munich are regularly exceeded, according to Süddeutsche Zeitung. A sweeping driving ban for diesel cars would be “a drastic measure” and the most far-reaching restriction in any major German city, Bovensiepen says.
Read the article in German here.
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