News Digest Item
31 Oct 2018

Transport minister to meet carmakers on diesel hardware retrofits

Die Welt / dpa

German transport minister Andreas Scheuer will meet the country’s carmakers at the end of next week to thrash out a deal on who pays for hardware retrofits to lower nitrogen oxide emissions from diesel cars, industry sources told German newswire dpa. Earlier this month, the German government decided to reduce NOx emissions from diesel cars in polluted cities by swapping old models for new ones and retrofitting some older cars. But the deal was heavily criticised for the lack of firm commitments by carmakers.

Find the dpa article here.

For background, read the article Germany’s ‘huge step’ to solve diesel crisis leaves NGOs unconvinced.    

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