REACTION: German cities win right to ban diesel

Publication date: 27th February 2018

In response to the news that a German court has ruled cities can ban diesel cars to tackle air pollution, Niklas Schinerl, clean air campaigner at Greenpeace Germany said:

“This ruling is a victory for clean air, and shows what’s possible when public health is the priority.

“Across Europe, decisions like these are making it clear that diesel cars are on the way out. It makes no sense to invest in a new diesel now, because it’s only a matter of time before even the newest diesels are either banned or priced out of cities.

“Instead, dirty diesel cars will be replaced by cleaner, greener electric cars, improved cycling infrastructure and sustainable transport that’s good for health and the environment.”