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Old 24th October 2016, 11:01   #31
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Arguably the problem is NOT just emissions (co2, nox, spm etc) but the private mass-ownership automobile itself.


Why can we not, then, have cars and powerful-capable-motorbikes for sport, kinesthetics and as engineering-artworks and 'enthusiasm' rather than for, and instead-of, commuting and routine spatial traversal? In which case, ice or no ice matters not at all.
Spot-on. Regular commuting and travel/driving for pleasure should be two different things. So clean/green transportation (public/shared/private) could be the main stay for commuting and ICE could be optionally available, at a premium/tax or whatever? That way all forms of prime-movers, could continue to co-exist. However, there are multiple lobbies with vested interests who are hand-in-glove with most governments - so difficult to predict how this ban on ICE would unfold.
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Some awesome news for the lungs of Düsseldorfers in particular and all North Rhine-Westphalians in general!

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A judge has told a key northern German regional government to ban diesel cars to meet its NOx emissions limits after legal action from a group of activist lawyers.

North Rhine-Westphalia, which has Düsseldorf as its capital, has been given a year to enact a plan to bring its airborne NOx levels down to the legal limits after being sued by Environmental Action Germany (DUH), a part of the Brussels-based NGO Transport Environment.
http://www.motoring.com.au/dusseldor...l-cars-104158/

Bravo, DUH, Bravo!!!

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DUH is pursuing 14 other similar legal cases across Germany, including in Stuttgart, whose air frequently ranks as the most polluted in Europe and is home to Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Borgward.

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