Germany is paving the way for diesel bans. The country’s Federal Administrative Court has just ruled that cities have the authority to ban high-polluting diesel vehicles. It’s a dramatic step for a country where the government has frequently been criticised for protecting local companies at the expense of the environment….
Germany’s diesel ban could spell ‘stark and wide-ranging’ consequences
The court ruling could have wide-ranging consequences, from plunging residual values and a drop in new car volumes to consumer claims for compensation and scrappage incentives. By Megan Lampinen