The Diesel Disaster Are Driving Bans Coming for German Cities?

A court ruling could ban millions of diesel cars from German city centers, rendering the vehicles worthless. The federal government has considered responding with free public transportation and by forcing car manufacturers to submit to new requirements. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
German cities may be facing driving bans due to emissions violations.

German cities may be facing driving bans due to emissions violations.

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Charlotte Lill lives on one of Hamburg's busiest, and most polluted, streets.

Charlotte Lill lives on one of Hamburg's busiest, and most polluted, streets.

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