News Digest Item
16 Feb 2018

Carmakers should bear full cost of hardware retrofitting – opinion

Süddeutsche Zeitung

No tax money should be used to finance the hardware retrofitting of older diesel vehicles, writes Markus Balser in an opinion piece in the Süddeutsche Zeitung. “Instead of subsidising the ironing out of funny business, the federal government must finally take decisive action and ask those responsible for the problem to pay,” writes Balser. The government must oblige the industry to effectively retrofit older diesel cars and to bear the full costs, he writes.  

Read the opinion piece in German here.

Find background in the updated CLEW article German cities might test free public transport to cut pollution, and find background on the diesel technology’s impact on clean air and climate in the CLEW article Why the German diesel summit matters for climate and energy.

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