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Particle filters falter at Danish tax hurdle

Low subsidies are deterring Danish car-owners from fitting particle filters to diesel engines, Politiken newspaper reported on Monday. At an average DKr12,000 (€1,610), filters cost almost four times as much as in Germany, according to Danish motorists' federation FDM. As a result, 90% of Danish diesel cars are not fitted. The situation is unlikely to change until filters become mandatory, an environment ministry spokesman told ENDS Europe DAILY. See Politiken article and Danish environment ministry.

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