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umwelt-plakette.de en 2019-04-08

News on environmental zones and air pollution

Will combustion engines soon be banned?

According to the proposal of the Green parliamentary group in the Bundestag, these should be banned by 2030. Older cars could still drive, but only emission-free cars will be newly registered, as already planned in Norway (2025) and Denmark. Although the Bundesrat has also supported the date 2030, the SPD rejects it, because the implementation would endanger 800,000 jobs. However it becomes difficult without this proposition to cut the CO₂-emissions due to the road-traffic by 40%.