Jul 10, 2019 - 12:17 pm
Madrid claims clean air
Madrid’s new conservative city government attempted to roll back the driving bans in the inner city, causing a series of protests. The penalties for driving in the environmental zone with a combustion vehicle have now been reinstated, following a court decision on a lawsuit filed by environmental activists, including Greenpeace.
Oct 24, 2018 - 04:26 pm
Madrid banning petrol cars from city centre
Big changes await the people of Madrid. On November, 23 a policy called ‘Madrid Central’ will come into force that effectively bans all conventional cars from driving through the city centre. In addition, other measures designed to clear the air over the Spanish capital as well as to make space inside the city centre have […]
Aug 29, 2018 - 07:35 pm
Two London councils to ban polluters
Two London borough councils are going to ban all vehicles except ultra-low emission variants in key areas during peak times to reduce air pollution. Starting on September 3rd, petrol, diesel and older hybrids will have to be careful where they drive at times.
Jun 19, 2018 - 04:33 pm
Milan to introduce diesel ban in 2019
The city of Milan has now also decided to install a diesel ban albeit in small steps. As of January, 21, 2019, older diesels (up to Euro 3) will be banned from driving in city limits from Monday through Friday.
May 23, 2018 - 03:43 pm
Leipzig Diesel decision begins taking effect
As of Thursday next week, things will get decidedly more serious for diesel drivers in Hamburg. According to the German environmental ministry, thoroughfare restrictions will start in two Hamburg streets on the 31.05.
Mar 2, 2018 - 01:32 pm
Brussels to tackle air pollution
The Belgian capital has passed a law which will make public transport and the bike sharing programme free on high pollution days. The law will also cut speed limits. Temporary ICE bans are also possible.
Feb 22, 2018 - 04:40 pm
Diesel ban: Judges postpone decision until Tuesday
The German federal administrative court in Leipzig has announced their decision to postpone their decision on a possible diesel prohibition within cities until Tuesday, 27. Central to the discussion is the question whether German cities can afford to ban diesel vehicles in legal terms.
Jan 18, 2018 - 02:48 pm
Berlin steps up eMobility efforts to avoid driving ban
Berlin’s legislative approved a package of measures to improve air quality and to prevent driving bans. The package includes 10 immediate actions such as a further expansion of charging infrastructure on semi-public and private ground.