News Digest Item
15 Mar 2018

Blue badge with transition period for older diesel vehicles as clean air solution – db research

Deutsche Bank Research

The conflict between citizens’ right to clean air and car owners' right to protection from depreciation on diesel vehicles could be solved by introducing a “blue badge” with a transition period for older cars, Eric Heymann, analyst at Deutsche Bank Research, writes. The badge would allow only cleaner cars to enter inner cities. As older cars are more likely to be used by low-income households, a driving ban would have social policy implications. A “reasonable transition period” for older diesel cars could help, Heymann argues.

Find the analysis in German here.

See the CLEW factsheet Diesel driving bans in Germany – The Q & A for background.

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