German Cities Could Ban Diesel Vehicles

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

It may just be a matter of time before diesel vehicles aren’t even allowed in German cities.

According to a Reuters report, a German court will rule on February 27 on whether major cities in the country can ban heavily polluting diesel cars. Such a ban would heavily impact Europe’s largest car market, forcing automakers to pay for expensive modifications while impacting the resale value of up to 15-million vehicles. The Leipzig court is set to rule on whether bans set by local courts are legal after the environmental group DUH sued city authorities. Currently, the DUH is seeking additional bans in other German cities.

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One major issue the German government has to decide is whether it will have to introduce a new way of labeling cars in order for authorities to enforce bans.

It’s the latest consequence as a result of Volkswagen’s massive diesel scandal, which has resulted in automakers switching gears and investing heavily into electrification. Other cities have already announced their plans to ban diesel vehicles from city centers, including Paris, Madrid, Mexico City, and Athens. In addition, the mayor of Copenhagen is looking into banning new diesel cars from entering the city as soon as next year.

[Source: Reuters]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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