GERMANY DISCUSSES PLAN TO RETROFIT VEHICLES THAT HAVE EXCESS EMISSIONS
In 2017, like some other European countries and cities, the German government announced a plan that would eventually remove diesel vehicles from the roads. A governing coalition, including Chancellor Merkel's conservative bloc, is discussing a plan to allow automakers to install new hardware in older diesel models to improve emissions rather than remove them from the roads. In August 2017, the industry agreed to provide software updates and trade-in incentives aimed at improving air quality in cities seeking to stem growing smog. The coalition said it would also aim to promote the use of electric vehicles, in particular the introduction of more electric taxis, buses and delivery vehicles. For the full story see https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-germany-politics-climatechange/would-…. See also https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-25/german-parties-weigh….