Trittin plans labels for low particle vehicles

Germany's environment ministry has released initial details of a law to introduce a national labelling system for cars and trucks with lower fine particle (PM10) emissions. Future traffic restrictions aimed at curbing particle pollution could be applied purely or mainly to high-emission vehicles not eligible to carry a label, it said. In the face of PM10 pollution in breach of EU limits, several German cities are considering such restrictions. The ministry has still to finalise and formally present its legislative proposal. See press release.

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