News Digest Item
31 Jul 2017

Bavaria's PM "calls for reduction of vehicle tax for diesel cars”

Der Spiegel / Spiegel Online

Bavarian state premier Horst Seehofer (the Christian Social Union, or CSU) wants to counter falling diesel car sales by reducing vehicle taxes on “low-emission Euro-6-diesel” cars, reports German weekly Der Spiegel. In a separate article, Spiegel Online writes that the federal environment ministry rejects such calls: “We’re not especially interested in supporting a technology that doesn’t belong on the streets in the medium term anyway,” said a spokesperson.

Read an online version of the original article in German here and the article on BMUB’s reaction in German here.

For background, read the CLEW factsheet Why the German diesel summit matters for climate and energy, and the interview “Diesel summit comes two years too late”.

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