The German Blue NOx Badge remains on the political agenda!
New in Germany: Do the blue environmental arrive!?
The traffic minister conference unanimously denounces false emission data – Hessen traffic minister promotes the Blue Badge before parliamentary elections. During the traffic minister conference of the German Bundesländer of April 27 and 28, 2017, measures for the reduction of hazardous substances were in the center of attention. The debate was centered on the data, recently published by the federal ministry for the environment, about the real emission values of new diesel EURO 6 vehicles, which exceeded by 6 times the official limit of 80 milligrams, and are thus no better than EURO 5 diesel vehicles.
By the end of 2017, the ministries want to know what the potential reduction of hazardous substance emission is and what costs this reduction will be. In addition, they want to know what costs and uses will result from transformation programs for diesel vehicles.
The traffic minster of Hessen, Al-Wazir, together with the minsters and senators from Berlin, Bremen and Baden-Württemberg, insist and pressure for the federal government to introduce the Blue Badge for EURO 6 vehicles, for only with this badge will it be possible to distinguish between old and new models in case of traffic restrictions. In addition, it is expected of car manufacturers, both national and foreign, to promptly offer transformations for their clients’ vehicles, especially for diesel EURO 5 vehicles.