Court ruling demands ban on older diesel cars by February. Photo: Flickr.com / Volker Kannacher CC BY-ND-SA
Frankfurt must ban older diesel cars
Frankfurt must ban highly-polluting, older diesel vehicles from the city centre from February 2019 as part of a plan to improve air quality, the Administrative Court in Wiesbaden ruled on 5 September. ClientEarth lawyer Ugo Taddei said: “Germany’s top court set the direction in February and we are now seeing the domino effect kick in. Courts have now ordered diesel bans in Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Munich, Stuttgart and Aachen.”
Further clean air hearings are set to follow in the coming weeks, including in Berlin, Bonn, Cologne and Mainz. Updated air quality plans, which incorporate diesel bans, are due to be published by authorities in Stuttgart and Düsseldorf imminently.
Source: ClientEarth News, 5 September 2018.