In the past years, there was more bad news from the auto industry: trickery here, exceeded the end of limits. And finally, the debate about driving bans in German cities – including the plans of the SPD and the Greens, to also prohibit the owners of brand new Euro 6 diesel engines and the use of their cars . In Hamburg, Stuttgart, Frankfurt and Berlin, the cities have introduced bans or announced. The residual values of used cars – detonators especially of the old Self – have already fallen sharply.

Personal driving needs is as critical

Many motorists are asking the question: What kind of car can I buy now? FOCUS Online spoke with the ADAC and the Deutsche Automobil Treuhand (DAT), and rated the recommendations of environmental associations.

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is suitable Which drive the respective drivers, depends as significantly from the individual driving needs:

Diesel: a lot of drivers are also advised to continue with self-detonators at best, the DAT. For Diesel, especially over long distances more economical than gasoline, and the fuel is cheaper. The ADAC, however, to bear in mind that the Car tax was in the case of diesel engines higher. The Same price applies to the acquisition. Also an increase in the tax on diesel fuel is always in the conversation. In addition, the ADAC motorists who regularly travel in bigger cities are advised to buy only a Diesel car that meets the new emission standard Euro-6d-Temp. Only with this emission standard, you can be sure to be in the next few years in the cities of retraction. Background: These vehicles have a largely efficient exhaust gas purification to meet in real traffic. In the case of older emission standards, this was required only to a much lesser extent, with the consequence that the cars in front of all, "for laboratory use" optimized.Gasoline: Here you should also prefer vehicles with the latest Euro 6 exhaust emission standard d – these have a gasoline particulate filter.Natural gas: natural gas cars (CNG) have in reality a very low pollutant emissions. However, can heat up only a few buyers for a CNG car, in part due to the gap in the petrol stations network.Hybrid Normal hybrid vehicles compared to petrol engines hardly any advantages and are technically obsolete. Better Plug-In Hybrids (PHEV) – these are able to be certain distances in electric mode. However, the current Generation of these vehicles is not, in practice, it is not convincing . Meaningful – if you drive mainly long distance – could be the next PHEV-Generation, higher electric ranges are possible. These cars would then be freed also Prohibited by the internal combustion engine -, how you first cities such as London already to play through.Electric cars: The only truly long-term guarantee against bans offer E-cars. All the information, Tests and data to these vehicles you will find on the brands-independent Portal Coverage come the end of Diesel-bans or not?

was Just the beginning of the exhaust scandal, it is a lot of panic sales of Diesel passenger Cars. The market situation has calmed down somewhat, however, many motorists think of, in Germany, to make of the exchange premiums of the auto manufacturers use. However, even with a premium car purchase tax. The average used car price in Germany, sun in the case of 11.250 Euro, the DAT. Add to that the numerous uncertainties about the future of the automobile, and the ongoing discussions about bans. The Federal environment Agency emissions of new cars: In the past 20 years, the pollutant emissions are reduced, such as fine dust, drastically. CO2 emissions, however,

the inhabitants of the so-called intensive cities advises the DAT, obtain detailed information about the pronounced, or the threat of driving bans is decreasing only slowly. In Berlin and Hamburg, only a single, though much restricted, road sections affected by the driving ban. Those who are not instructed in these cities, on the use of the roads, you can still drive with diesel engines of older emission standards in these cities. The Federal government has spoken out against blanket driving bans. Only last week, Minister of transport, Scheuer emphasized that there is no legal basis to prohibit Euro-5 Diesel or older vehicles, as these are legal on the road. However, the announcement of bans for uncertainty already and also affects the behaviour of the buyer. Database, testing,, test drive: All-electric cars in Germany

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air quality is better

Objectively justifiable, the new ban-wave is not already. What with all the discussions about limits and bans on driving fast in oblivion: The air pollution has decreased significantly in recent years – despite the increasing volume of traffic. The individual Cars will tend to be always clean. The measurements, such as, for example, in Stuttgart, are deliberately performed to especially congested intersections, the DAT. This does not mean, however, that in the entire city, the air is so charged as to this one point of measurement.

municipalities rely on bans

statistics of the Federal environment Agency show that the air quality has improved both in rural as also in urban areas significantly. However, many local authorities use the option of driving bans actually very fond of, in order to reduce their traffic, because this is so desired by many residents of the inner cities.
the German Federal environment Agency, more and more cars and more kilometres.

the EU drive the direction of: Electrically

The end of the internal combustion engine, at least in the big cities is also decided at EU level. The last week of the EU adopted stricter limit values for CO2 emissions up to 2030 cannot be met without the Diesel though, stresses the DAT. Because while Diesel with older emissions standards, emit more particulate matter and nitrogen oxides than gasoline engine, the CO2 emissions of gasoline engines is higher than that of comparable diesel engines. This assumption only applies, however, if it is assumed that the fleet composition will change by 2030 is essential. An area of the deck would reduce the spread of electric mobility, the Federal government is sought, the local exhaust gas emissions significantly. For this reason, almost all of the major car manufacturers are planning, including the German, their range of E-cars on a massive scale.

recommend environmental groups

recommendations for low-emission cars, there are also regular environmental associations. The closely networked lobby clubs German environmental aid (DUH) and the transport club Germany (VCD) recommend to buyers of electric cars or nitro models, especially vehicles with the latest emissions standard, Euro 6, d. In the current "VCD environmental list" puts the Club in front of all models from the manufacturer Toyota and Peugeot buyers. Used to be in real traffic, very clean. However, many of the Toyota models achieve surprisingly even the Euro 6 emissions standard d – self-clean Prius to fail. Toyota sponsors by the way, the German environmental aid and your two cars of type Prius. VCD recommendations of the environmental Association VCD for low-emission cars

In the case of new diesel engines highlights the VCD explicitly Peugeot. The French group PSA, Peugeot, considered as the first car manufacturer together with the Lobby, the Association of Transport & Environment (T&E) the consumption values on the road. T&E, in turn, is the European umbrella organisation of the VCD. As Peugeot an honorable mention could probably be sure of that.

ADAC shows all of the Euro-6 d temp-cars

the Bottom line is that the recommendation: For whom when buying a new car (yet), no electric car is out of the question that should be put in diesels and petrol engines on a car with the latest exhaust emission standard value. An independent list of all cars with Euro 6 d (or, respectively, 6 d, temp) can be found via this Link to the ADAC. In the meantime, the list has become very long and contains a variety of models from Alfa Romeo, Audi, BMW, Fiat, Ford, Hyundai, Jaguar, Kia, Land Rover, Mercedes, Opel, Peugeot, Renault, Volvo and VW.

in fact, very low-emission models are to be found in almost all of the manufacturers now. The pollutant amount, by the way, has nothing to do with the type of vehicle. Even a large SUV can real produce less pollution than a small car, if the exhaust gas purification is more efficient. In contrast to the pollutants, however, there is a Problem with these cars when CO2 emissions. SUV cut off here is often a little worse, because you have due to your higher weight and a higher gasoline or diesel consumption.

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