Diesel driving ban in Stuttgart, home of Daimler & Porsche
The state government of Baden-Württemberg is to introduce driving bans for the most polluting diesel vehicles in the state capital Stuttgart from 1 January 2019. Baden-Württemberg is the home state of German carmakers Daimler and Porsche. Diesel vehicles meeting the Euro-4 or older emissions standards will be barred from entering the city, while the coalition of Greens and Christian Democrats (CDU) seeks to avoid bans for vehicles meeting the Euro-5 norm by introducing a set of additional measures. These include lowering public transport ticket prices and offering financial support for electric buses and trucks. Delivery vehicles, rides by workmen, public transport, taxis and emergency vehicles will be exempt from the ban.
Read the press release in German here, the measures in German here, and find a Reuters article on the topic in English here.
For background, read the CLEW factsheet Diesel driving bans in Germany – The Q&A.