News Digest Item
05 Oct 2018

Diesel driving bans in Berlin likely to be introduced in 2019

rbb / Der Tagesspiegel

The German capital Berlin could be one of the next cities to introduce driving bans for older diesel cars, public broadcaster rbb reports. According to documents by the Berlin Senate, the bans the would affect 200,000 vehicles  are “inevitable” and could be introduced in 2019 to bring emissions of nitrogen oxide (NOx) down to legal levels. The bans would be effective on over 20 major roads in the city and include diesel vehicles with emissions standards Euro 0 to Euro 5, the article says. The Senate estimates that one in five affected diesel cars could receive an exemption from the bans, though the criteria for special treatment are still unclear.
According to newspaper Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin’s administrative court will decide on the matter on 9 October. The bans might take effect as early as January 2019, the newspaper says.

Find the rbb article in German here.

For background, read the article "Dieselgate" - a timeline of Germany's car emissions fraud scandal.

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