To fight air pollution, Munich may soon implement bans on diesel vehicles in the city center. This leaves car dealers with vehicles no one wants to buy. And local taxi drivers fear their business may take a hit.
On a bright May day, the northern city of Hamburg became the first in Germany to enact a diesel ban. But the city's residents are less than bowled over by the new arrangement, which has significant limitations.
German authorities have raided Rupert Stadler's home as part of an investigation into his involvement in Dieselgate. He has denied any involvement in the emissions cheating scandal.
The city of Hamburg is the first to penalize older diesel vehicles in an effort to improve air quality. The partial diesel ban was cheered by environmental groups and represents a blow to the auto industry.
The German Transport Ministry has said premium carmaker Daimler will have to recall over 200,000 cars in Germany alone over the suspected use of defeat devices in diesels. The firm pledged "full cooperation."
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