BERLIN – Officials of the North German city of Hamburg have announced a ban on some diesel vehicles to combat air pollution
The German news agency DPA announced Wednesday that parts of two roads in the city will be banned for older models of diesel cars and cars Trucks will start next week on Thursday.
The ban comes after Germany's highest administrative court ruled in February that cities can ban diesel cars to combat air pollution. This decision was another blow to diesel fuel technology after the revelations that the German automaker Volkswagen was cheating on US emissions investigations.
Last week, the European Union announced that six Member States, including Germany, are being tried on too much air pollution
The value of diesel vehicles in Germany had already dropped significantly, and their market share has been since the VW scandal a year Dropped in 201