Everybody talks about discrimination. Yet, what if you happen to be poor and you are still driving a long-living Diesel car? Is disposing old cars more friendly to the environment than the reduction of emissions that we are talking about? Is this messure really about protecting our health or about protecting the car manufacturers? Didn’t Merkel already shell out tax money in 2008 to ensure the disposal of old cars? Since when are German car manufacturers so uncompetitive that such drastic means have become necessary?
An administrative court ruled on Friday in favour of Stuttgart banning old diesel cars to decrease pollution, much to the dismay of the state’s auto industry.