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When will the EURO 5 ban come into effect in Stuttgart?

The next driving ban in Stuttgart, together with a clean air plan, comes on 1 July.

Last week, the administrative court in Mannheim dismissed the complaint of the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg and in the same breath ordered the state to pay a fine of 25,000 euros. The reason for this is that there is still no traffic ban on EURO 5 diesel in Stuttgart, although the ban was already decided in September 2019. How can this be?

Now the state pays the fine for now; but will there finally be (further) driving bans? Zonals will probably be unavoidable, as the Ministry of Transport announced this week. The situation on the Neckar River is already a farce and a declaration of bankruptcy by the government of Winfried Kretschmann (Greens): embarrassing and sad at the same time. There can therefore be no question of a concrete implementation!

So what happens next?

First of all, a lawsuit against execution would be filed. According to experts, the aim of this action by the state is probably rather to avoid "unavoidable" bans. However, a mere lawsuit as such would by far not be sufficient to stop the implementation of the new driving ban by July 1.

So it's just another temporary game in Stuttgart?