Germany plans to make public transport free under efforts to improve air quality in cities. For years, the country has been violating EU emission levels for harmful nitrogene oxide.
Southern Germany's automotive capital will become the second major city in Germany to impose a partial diesel driving ban. It is another blow to diesel makers and owners after the turmoil of Dieselgate.
Germany and five other EU countries are facing fines for breaking the law on air pollution. The European Commission is taking them to court — which could get expensive.
Energy regulation in Europe is a hot topic, not least for US tech giants such as Google. However the latest wrap on the knuckles is for the German federal government over the implementation of EU energy laws.
Facing EU penalties over poor air quality, Germany has said it wants to test free public transport in five cities. Bonn and Essen are among the cities to serve as testing ground for the new project.
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