An eco-lane will be installed in the French metropolis before Christmas. It is intended to reduce traffic through carpooling and thus save more than 22,000 tonnes of CO2 annually.
After the industry and experts from some universities, politicians are now also critical of the stricter regulations, which will effectively mean the end of combustion engines from 2025, but will hardly have any effect on air quality.
In order to achieve the EU's climate goals, the EU is promoting the sale of e-cars enormously. And they also want to enforce their goal with stricter regulations for combustion cars.
The EU's new proposals are so strict that they will not promote climate-friendly bus transport, but will effectively ban it. If more cars are used for long-distance travel again, even low emission zones on motorways are conceivable.
Electric cars produce almost as much particulate matter as combustion engines, yet they are not regulated. The increase in the number of electric cars could therefore soon lead to a deterioration in air quality and new driving bans for combustion engines.
In the fight against air pollution and congestion, many low emission zones are being extended and more and more cars are now prohibited from entering them.
Paris 83 instead of 10, Marseille 89 instead of 5, Lyon 108 instead of 14. This is how many days with temporary driving bans will be in France from 2021.
A complaint classifies the exemption for lorries in the Brussels low emission zone as discriminatory and could mean the end of the low emission zone. The city would then have to pay back all fines and day passes to the citizens.
A 365-euro ticket for public transport will improve the air in the Bavarian capital. It is unclear whether this expensive measure can really avert the unwelcome driving bans.
A London court is to decide whether the asthma death of a 9-year-old is directly attributable to excessive air pollution. The case could become a precedent with huge implications for environmental zones and driving bans.