News Digest Item
08 May 2017

Transport ministry plan to retrofit diesel cars

Spiegel Online

Germany’s transport ministry and carmaker association VDA hope to prevent diesel driving bans in the country’s cities by retrofitting older diesel cars to make them cleaner, report Gerald Traufetter and Christoph Stockburger in Spiegel Online. An unpublished ministry study says the resale value of diesel cars would plummet with driving bans, alarming carmakers and the ministry, the authors have learned. The ministry could announce a retrofitting initiative as early as this week, but experts remain sceptical of its technical feasibility, according to the article.

Read the article in German here.

Find background in the CLEW dossier The Energiewende and German carmakers.

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