How Germany’s diesel ban could just export its deadly pollution to eastern Europe

Germany’s ban could prompt its most-polluting diesel cars to be sold to buyers in eastern Europe, experts say. This could export the country’s deadly air to Poland, Romania, Bulgaria and the Czech Republic.

Germany’s diesel ban could see its deadly air pollution problem exported to Romania, Bulgaria and other eastern European countries, experts fear.

A court last week gave German cities the green light to stop the most-polluting diesel vehicles from using its roads.

Hamburg said it would begin implementing limits at the end of April, while Stuttgart and Duesseldorf have also been told they should consider bans. Other German cities are expected to follow suit.

Experts say the backlash against diesel and city centre restrictions on the most-polluting vehicles will see German car owners look to sell.

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