Most Germans in favour of diesel driving bans
Banning diesel cars from entering inner cities at times of high air pollution is the right way to protect public health, a majority of Germans says according to a representative survey commissioned by the Stern magazine. While 59 percent of respondents said they backed the bans for cars not fulfilling the new Euro 6-emissions norm that is currently discussed in cities like Munich, Stuttgart or Hamburg, 38 percent said they rejected them. Asked about the technology’s commercial future, 38 percent said diesel engines would probably effectively disappear from the market in the medium-term due to the pressure caused by possible driving bans. But 54 percent said the technology would survive. At the same time, only 18 percent said they would opt for a diesel if they were to buy a new car today.
Find the article in German here.
For background, read the CLEW dossier BMW, Daimler, and VW vow to fight in green transport revolution.