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Germany Bans More Environmentally Friendly Cars From City Centres

by | 15th, January 2008

green-car.jpg KEN Livingstone has his congestion charge for driving in London. But in Germany things go further:

Drivers in Berlin, Cologne and Hanover are now required to display a coloured badge showing the level of pollution caused by their vehicle, with a scale of red, yellow and green.

Some vehicles, notably an estimated 1.7 million old diesel cars and vans, will not qualify for even the most polluting red badge and will be prohibited from driving in central areas.

Drivers without a badge caught in the city centre will face a 40-euro (60-dollar) fine and will be docked a point on their driving

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