200,000 Germans Benefit Financially for Replacing Diesel Cars With Eco-Friendly Ones

Published July 23rd, 2018 - 12:12 GMT
Environmentally Friendly Vehicles  (Shutterstock/File Photo)
Environmentally Friendly Vehicles (Shutterstock/File Photo)

Germans who have benefited from the financial reward for replacing their old diesel-powered cars with other more environmentally friendly vehicles have exceeded 200,000.

Car manufacturers said the overall growth in this field was good.

This comes less than a year after the meeting, known as the Diesel Summit, held by German Chancellor Angela Merkel's government with automakers on August 2, 2017, to discuss the old diesel-powered cars crisis.

The meeting was attended by representatives of several states and associations in the automotive industry, municipalities, syndicate of steel industries, and automobile workers. Participants discussed the dangers of banning old diesel cars in some cities due to the significant rise in air pollution.

German automakers have agreed to upgrade the software in their diesel-powered vehicles to better clean their exhausts, and motivate old car owners to buy more environmentally friendly cars by offering them facilities and financial cuts.



Some companies declined to disclose more details on the benefit margin and the cost of purchase incentives they fund, as part of the promises made during the diesel summit.

According to the Volkswagen Group data, the company has managed to withdraw more than 210,000 old diesel-powered cars from traffic, and their owners benefited from the reward incentive.

In the same context, Daimler announced that the number of its customers benefiting from the incentive reward has now reached about 25,000 owners of Mercedes and Smart cars.


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