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Sweden allows municipalities to ban diesel cars

The government of Sweden decided on Friday to allow municipalities to ban diesel vehicles from their town centres by the beginning of 2020
By Staff reporter 26 March 2018 0 30158

The government of Sweden decided on Friday to allow municipalities to ban diesel vehicles from their town centres by the beginning of 2020 unless they meet emissions criteria, local media has reported.

Diesel cars meeting Euro 5 and Euro 6 standards will be permitted in the environmental zones created by municipalities. However, from 1 July 2022 only Euro 6 diesel vehicles will be allowed. Petrol vehicles will be allowed in the zones if they meet Euro 5 standards.

According to estimates by local media, around 1.3 million...