Diesel fuel in Europe
European cities and Diesel
Accused of having harmful emissions, diesel-powered vehicles are gradually being banned from European cities. Oslo, Amsterdam and Paris have already put in place anti-diesel plans designed to gradually deny them access. In Austria, the Federal Ministry of the Environment is even considering banning their sale across the entire country by 2020, even diesel cars with AdBlue® tanks.
Is the diesel engine slowly being pushed out?
According to recent proposals on the matter, it seems that the days of the internal combustion engine could be numbered. In Norway, the government is counting on them being banned by 2025, while the capital city of Oslo has already banished them in the event of pollution peaks. In the Netherlands, a recent law means that the country’s dealerships will only be able to sell rechargeable hybrid (petrol) or electric vehicles by 2025. It is the same story in France, where Paris will gradually ban diesel vehicles with the highest emissions. As a major public health issue, air quality has moved to the top of the list of priorities for many European cities.
In Austria, the Federal Environment Agency plans to ban the sale of diesel and petrol vehicles as early as 2020. And by 2050, there should be only electric and hydrogen vehicles on the roads in Austria.