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In the context of the exploratory talks concerning the formation of the new German Federal Government in a black-yellow-green coalition (Jamaica coalition), the participating parties need to converge on a common census, and differ from several of their fixed intentions, including the Greens.
However, according to the leader of the Green Party Özdemir, this does not concern the driving bans for diesel vehicles, which, in favour of general health, must still be part of the main agreements between the parties.
On this purpose, the total elimination of internal combustion engines could be postponed to a more distant future, and no specific date has to be confirmed for the coal exit.
For the Greens, it is more important to get a clear commitment to the further development of interconnected, automated and emission-free vehicles. In addition, "court judgements on nitrogen oxide emissions must be put into effect in order to get cleaner cities," said Özdemir.
Thus, exploratory talks seem to come to a compromise, with which everyone can save their face, as before the Bundestag elections, the Greens had stated they wanted to introduce the Blue Badge and driving bans for diesel vehicles, as requirements to the formation of a coalition!