News on environmental zones and air pollution
On November 8th, the Federal Minister of Transport and the car manufacturers will meet to find a compromise on the cost sharing of retrofits. So far BMW, Opel and Volkswagen are still not willing to pay the 3000€ costs of retrofitting. Only Daimler has accepted to pay 80% or 2400 Euro for the affected vehicles. The meeting will take place under pressure, since the diesel driving bans will already come into force from 2019. On the same day, it will even be negotiated for the city of Cologne in the administrative court.