German court bans old diesel cars on roads with immediate effect
Category: #world  By Dhananjay Punekar  Date: 2018-05-22
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German court bans old diesel cars on roads with immediate effect

Germany’s top administrative court, in a surprise move, has apparently directed city authorities to prohibit the older diesel-driven cars from running on the streets right away. Sources cite that the decision had been taken with an aim to reduce air pollution levels in compliance with EU’s legislations.

Earlier this February, a German court had banned high-diesel emitting cars from the country’s streets. It is projected that these moves may be able to force automobile makers in Germany to manufacture an improved version of exhaust systems in the vehicles.

The European Commission has requested the German court for making available the details regarding its decision on banning the old diesel-run automobiles. It is quite plausible that the court’s verdict may pressurize automotive giants such as Volkswagen for manufacturing vehicles with a minimum level of fuel emission. Furthermore, the country has also decided to make public transportation free of cost in the cities affected due to poor air quality as a result of fuel emission from vehicles.

Reports claim that the highest federal administrative court of Germany is expected to deliver its judgment tomorrow on a litigation filed by German state authorities against the vehicle bans executed by the law courts based in Dusseldorf and Stuttgart regarding the bad air quality. As per the German administrative court’s ruling, the bans on driving old diesel cars on the roads with immediate effect is legitimate and it is applicable to all the vehicle models except those falling in line with the current Euro-6 fuel emission standards.

For the record, from among fifteen million diesel-run cars in Germany, only 2.7 million cars possess the Euro-6 technology, which was introduced in 2014.

Environmentalists have apparently given a positive signal for the court’s decision. Reportedly, one of the environmentalists even stated that the judgment has proved to be disastrous for the Merkel government, while simultaneously leaving ten million diesel car owners across the country in grave trouble.



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