GERMAN COURT DELAYS RULING ON DIESEL BAN
Germany’s highest federal administrative court delayed its pending ruling on a diesel ban to February 27. The ruling on whether major cities will be allowed to ban high-polluting diesel cars poses substantial financial implications, impacting the resale value of up to 15 million vehicles and causing automakers to pay for expensive vehicle modifications. In recent proceedings, lawyers considered whether the government would need to introduce a new car-labelling scheme to enable the enforcement of any potential future bans. Around the world other cities, including Copenhagen, Paris, Madrid, Mexico City, and Athens, are considering similar diesel vehicle bans. For the full story, see https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-volkswagen-emissions-ruling/german-court-delays-ruling-on-diesel-ban-to-next-week-idUKKCN1G60LD.