Fight for clean air: environmental aid threatens automakers with actions

The Corona pandemic could lead the people out of fear of contagion in public transport use re-reinforced the car. This, in turn, could call the German environme

Fight for clean air: environmental aid threatens automakers with actions

The Corona pandemic could lead the people out of fear of contagion in public transport use re-reinforced the car. This, in turn, could call the German environmental aid on the Plan, which has taken on the task to improve the air quality indeutschen cities on the appeal.

Kerstin Schwenn

business correspondent in Berlin.

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"The air quality must be independent of Covid 19 remain below the limit, even if more people from the Bus and train change to the car," said the national Director of the Association, Jürgen Resch, on Tuesday in Berlin. "Our goal is, great SUV and a dirty fraud diesel to banish from the cities." Even if the number of electric vehicles increasing on the roads, will the E-mobility until further notice, not to mention be of value to the improvement of air quality. Your share of the total stock of vehicles is too small.

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Resch announced that environmental aid will intensify in the next time your actions against the main culprits: "This is mainly the Diesel companies BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen, have sold over 10 million illegal Diesel vehicles with fraudulent shut-Off devices and not the exhaust cleaning including emissions level Euro 6 operating."

Dorothee Saar, head of transport and air pollution, said the current Covid-19-pandemic showed how important it was, to prevent severe courses of the disease, the limit values for clean air are observed. It is incomprehensible that nevertheless, individual municipalities and regional governments refused, the final judgments to implement. Resch pointed pointed out difficult it was to negotiate with the state governments in Munich or Stuttgart"". If "the car industry and its Befehlfsempfängern not be overcome in the policy" otherwise, negotiating the environment, help the courts, he said.

ADAC against further driving restrictions

The previous actions in 40 German cities zurEinhaltung of the limit value for nitrogen dioxide were carried out "all the legal success". You would have improved nThe air quality in the cities noticeably. This has been demonstrated in new analyses of the Federal office for the environment. After that, the decrease of nitrogen dioxide from 2018 to 2019 in the cities in which the environment have appealed for help, was failed, with 4.2 micrograms per cubic meter of air, on average, twice as high as in cities with no complaints. Diesel driving bans are only the Ultima Ratio, said Resch. Environmental aid, the enforcement of "appropriate measures", such as the strengthening of rail, Bus and Bicycle traffic. In the year 2019, the route Trat-related driving bans for Diesel passenger Cars in Berlin and Darmstadt, as well as a zonal ban on driving in Stuttgart in force.

According to Resch's Conviction-related reduction of the intra-threatening meanwhile, according to the corona city traffic with dernormal capitalization again, massive Overruns. The nitrogen oxide-Wertein be the last few days in Munich, up to 76 micrograms per cubic meter at the Landshuter Allee in a warning. The EU limit value year average is 40 micrograms.

Updated Date: 28 July 2020, 18:19

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