News on environmental zones and air pollution
By the end of 2018, 1.5 million diesel drivers had received a letter from the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) suggesting that they exchange their Euro 4 or Euro 5 vehicle for a new one. However, a hardware upgrade was not offered. German automobile manufacturers are said to have benefited from this. Some of the costs were nevertheless borne by the taxpayers. It amounts to altogether 600,000 euro.