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Old November 15th, 2018, 12:26   #1
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Exclamation German court considers first diesel driving ban on an autobahn

A German court is considering the first diesel ban on a German autobahn.

It's in German, but Chrome will translate the article for you.

https://www.handelsblatt.com/politik.../23636636.html

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Düsseldorf, Gelsenkirchen The Administrative Court Gelsenkirchen has opened a new chapter on the subject of driving bans: for the first time, a motorway is also affected. The decision concerning the Ruhrgebiet cities of Essen and Gelsenkirchen also applies to diesel engines of pollutant class 5 and petrol engines with Euro 2 standard.
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Old November 15th, 2018, 13:02   #2
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This is crazy making. My head is going to explode.
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Old November 15th, 2018, 14:35   #3
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It says in your quote that it applies to petrol engines as well, so I'm guessing it's only targeting older cars that met lower emissions standards. Still silly, but it's not a total ban on diesel.
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They already have regulation on older cars, gas and diesel, in certain areas under certain time periods. This is not really anything new. This is related to the colored tags the cars have.

Although I do not think it ever applied to anything on the open highways, just city centers, but someone who has or does live there hopefully will chime in on this.

But this is partly why the new Sprinter gets an electric version (not sold here), to be able to go into city centers at any time going forward.
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I'm ok with every internal combustion engine worldwide, Diesel or otherwise, being required to have particulate filters.
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It looks to me as if this was some lower court judge ( Richterin F) making this decision and if so you can be sure that it will taken to the highest court in the land.
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