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umwelt-plakette.de Aktuelles 2019-02-25

News on environmental zones and air pollution

Incorrect solution against nitrogen oxide

It was meant to be a simple and quick solution against nitrogen oxide pollution, which was also supported by the German Federal Minister of Transport: software retrofits. However, according to measures of the Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH), equipping diesel models with a software retrofitting is inefficient. While a decrease in pollution of one-third was announced, an increase of nitrogen oxide emissions was observed in some cases (+32% for Opel). The DUH is thus advocating for diesel driving bans in cities, whereas the government still wants to avoid it.