Vehicle dealerships have been frantically selling off stock. Everything must go before April 1, when new emissions standards come into force. But they might end up sitting on more than $3bn in unsold wares.
India's top court has allowed limited use of "safe and green" firecrackers during Diwali festivities next month. The ruling is a setback for activists who wanted a complete ban on fireworks to curb soaring pollution.
The ruling will affect several traffic hubs in the city's downtown area. The suit was brought by environmentalists in the wake of a series of scandals over diesel emissions.
First Hamburg and Stuttgart, now the diesel ban has come for Germany's financial capital. A new ban could affect a quarter of vehicles in Frankfurt, as well as countless commuters.
European carmakers have openly questioned the EU's 2021 car emissions goals, rejecting tougher reduction targets planned for 2030. They claim the bloc's targets and its push toward more electronic cars will cost jobs.
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