• Exhaust emissions from tailpipe [photo: Simone Ramella, 2005, used under Creative Commons 2.0]

    That huge intake of breath you may have heard from across the Atlantic Ocean was the sound of German carmakers gasping at a court decision handed down on Tuesday. After a week's delay in issuing its ruling, a German court decided that individual cities in the country may ban vehicles with diesel engines to reduce air pollution. The decision could affect the value of up to 15 million vehicles now on the road's in Europe's largest car market. DON'T MISS: Copenhagen mayor proposes banning new diesel cars The Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig ruled that city authorities in Düsseldorf...

  • WAVE electric-car parade in Stuttgart, Germany.
    Most-Electric-Vehicles Record Broken Again: 507 in Stuttgart

    The record for most electric vehicles in one place was broken again, this time in Germany.

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