News Digest Item
02 Mar 2018

Companies plan to keep their diesel car fleets - survey


German companies do not plan to suddenly abandon diesel cars in their fleets, after a court ruling has opened the door for diesel bans in German cities, according to a survey conducted by the German newspaper Handelsblatt. Most companies want to wait and see how the decision plays out in the coming months. There are still too many open questions regarding the scope, duration, and design of possible driving bans, Marc-Oliver Prinzing, head of the German Federal Fleet Management Association, told the Handelsblatt. Many company cars would likely not be affected by the driving bans anyway, as they are new models that meet the latest Euro 6 emissions standards, writes the paper.

Read the article in German here.

For background, read the CLEW article Court ruling opens door for diesel bans in German cities, and the factsheet Diesel driving bans in Germany – The Q&A.

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