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Diesel ban ruling in Germany to hit Peugeot, Renault, BMW, Daimler hardest

Carmakers have sought to avert total bans by updating engine management systems to improve exhaust-treatment filters

Reuters  |  Frankfurt/Berlin 

A court will decide on Thursday whether German cities can ban heavily polluting cars, potentially wiping hundreds of millions of euros off the value of diesel cars on the country’s roads. Environmental group DUH has sued Stuttgart in Germany’s carmaking heartland, and Duesseldorf over levels of particulate matter exceeding European Union limits after Volkswagen’s 2015 admission to cheating diesel exhaust tests. The scandal led politicians across the world to scrutinize diesel emissions, which contain the matter and nitrogen oxide (NOx) and are known to cause ...

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First Published: Mon, February 19 2018. 09:38 IST