News Digest Item
12 Jul 2018

Diesel driving ban in Stuttgart, home of Daimler & Porsche

State government of Baden-Württemberg

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.

All texts created by the Clean Energy Wire are available under a “Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence (CC BY 4.0)” . They can be copied, shared and made publicly accessible by users so long as they give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made.

CLEW Survey

Have your say: Clean Energy Wire CLEW is looking at its work as part of an evaluation and strategy review and we’d be grateful if you would take 10 minutes to complete our questionnaire and help us improve our content.
Thank you, the CLEW team.

To the survey

Journalism for the energy transition

Get our Newsletter
Join our Network
Find an interviewee