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Cities all over the world are cautiously trying to keep the oldest diesel vehicles out. Germany is one of them. In cities like Stuttgart and Hamburg, there are already complete driving bans for older diesel cars in certain zones. Other cities such as Cologne, Frankfurt, Berlin and Essen are about to start with it. In Essen, the ban even applies to a motorway. The German railways, on the other hand, are still dependent on diesel locomotives to transport their trains from A to B. Germany still has the largest market for diesel trains in Europe. In view of the increase in diesel prices in the medium and long term and in order to achieve climate targets, a review is beginning to take place.

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Author profile picture Petra Wiesmayer is a journalist and author who has conducted countless interviews with high-profile individuals and researched and written general entertainment, motorsports, and science articles for international publications. She is fascinated by technology that could shape the future of mankind and enjoys reading and writing about it.As an avid science fiction fan she is fascinated by technology that could shape the future of mankind and enjoys reading and writing about it.