Environmental campaigners have filed a lawsuit against the government of Baden-Württemberg. They say diesels are responsible for the poor quality of air in Stuttgart and want them banned from the city.
The head of the world's biggest carmaker Volkswagen has issued an unprecedented call to end tax breaks for diesel fuel in Germany, saying the technology must make way for cleaner ways of driving.
Angela Merkel has pledged to unlock millions of euros in emergency funds to help clean up air quality in German cities. Authorities meeting at a "diesel summit" in Berlin are hoping to avoid a ban on diesel vehicles.
Here it is again, the VW diesel crisis. Even if the German auto giant appears reformed and wants to look ahead, the legal processing in its Dieselgate scandal is only at a starting stage, says DW’s Henrik Böhme.
Courts are considering banning the formerly "green" fuel diesel to reduce air pollution. But experts warn that diesel vehicle bans may not be effective - not even for environmental protection.
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