Duisburg is home to a rather unique service. A former gas station has been turned into a dry-cleaning business for people on the move. It’s a facility where managers and students alike come to get everything washed - except their car.
Though a future in which all cars are electric is still decades away, carmakers such as VW, BMW and Daimler are busy showcasing their green models. The question is how ethically clean are they?
Three weeks ahead of a general election, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has announced a plan to double the size of a fund meant to help improve air quality in cities and head off driving bans for older diesel cars.
Nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions were at the center of the Dieselgate scandal that swamped Volkswagen two years ago, but the carmaker's head of development says that problem is solved with its latest engines.
Drivers of older, more polluting diesel and petrol vehicles have to pay almost twice as much to drive in central London, after the city administration has introduced a so-called "T-charge" to improve air quality.
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