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27 Jul 2018

Transport minister opposes “blue badge” for old diesel cars


German transport minister Andreas Scheuer reiterated his opposition to labelling older diesel cars with a sticker (“blue badge”) to better be able to enforce possible driving bans, reports news agency dpa. “I continue to reject the blue badge and thus general driving bans,” Scheuer told journalists in Berlin. The federal state of Baden-Württemberg is currently holding talks with the federal government in preparation for driving bans for older diesel cars in the city of Stuttgart.

Find the article (behind paywall) in German here.

For background, read the factsheets Diesel driving bans in Germany – The Q&A and “Dieselgate” – a timeline of Germany’s car emissions fraud scandal.

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