5 things to know about Germany's diesel ban case
LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — Germany's Federal Administrative Court is ruling Tuesday on whether cities can ban diesel cars to lower air pollution. The verdict could affect millions of drivers in Germany and have significant repercussions for the country's auto industry.
Here are five things to know about the case:
WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?
The air in many German cities is worse than the law allows, contributing to respiratory illnesses and thousands of deaths annually.
According to government figures some 6,000 people die prematurely each year in the country because of excessive levels of harmful... read more