German Politicians, Lawmakers Reach Deal to Cut Diesel Emissions

Matthias Mueller, CEO of German car maker Volkswagen and Dieter Zetsche, CEO of German car maker Daimler AG meet with German federal ministers to discuss the future of diesel vehicles, after a nearly two-year saga of scandal spread from Volkswagen to others in the sector in Berlin, Germany, August 2, 2017. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt/POOL

German politicians and carmakers have reached an agreement to cut inner-city pollution to avert bans of diesel vehicles, a source close to a crisis meeting said on Wednesday.

Earlier, the VDA carmakers lobby said it had offered to install new engine management software in 5 million cars to make exhaust filtering systems more effective and bring down their emissions of nitrogen oxide by 25 percent to 30 percent.

SOURCE: Reuters