News Digest Item
20 Apr 2018

Looming diesel bans force Germans to choose between cars and environment

Washington Post

Diesel fuel was invented by a German engineer and is pushed relentlessly by the country’s carmakers to this day, which is why banning it “has the feel of a ban on beer or bratwurst,” writes Griff Witte in a feature article for the Washington Post. “Yet the country is torn, caught between duelling identities as both a leader in going green and a master manufacturer of all things that go vroom.”

Read the article in English here.

Find background in the factsheet Diesel driving bans in Germany – The Q&A and the dossier The Energiewende and German carmakers.

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