Regardless of whether 40 or 50 micrograms of nitrogen oxide will be the limit, whether the driving bans for diesel vehicles come and how extensive they are, one thing seems quite clear at the moment: the future of local public transport will be electric. Electrically powered vehicles promise a remedy, not only for the currently most hotly debated pollutants such as nitrogen oxide, CO2 and particulate matter. It’s about time, even if the EU Environment Agency with its estimated 10,000 people, who are expected to die prematurely within a year in Germany alone and solely because of air pollution with nitrogen oxide, is possibly overshooting the mark. Signals from Germany.

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Author profile picture Volker Joksch, freelance writer and corporate communications specialist. Lives in Munich.