Government’s diesel deal collapses within a week - opinion
Key elements of the German government’s diesel deal have become “practically worthless” within a week, writes Nils-Viktor Sorge in a “chronology of failure” on Spiegel Online. Many carmakers continue to reject hardware retrofits, while trade-in incentives remain vague and barely distinguishable from existing discounts, according to Sorge. Contrary to the government’s assurances, even diesel cars that comply with the recent Euro 6 norms might be affected by bans in the city of Berlin.
Berlin’s transport senator Regine Günther told the broadcaster rbb that “the federal government’s useless ‘diesel deals’ have failed on all fronts.”
Find background in the article Germany’s ‘huge step’ to solve diesel crisis leaves NGOs unconvinced.