In this file photo taken on October 02, 2015 The logo of German car maker Volkswagen (VW) is seen on a VW Golf car in Milton Keynes, north of London. / AFP / FRANCK FIFE
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German cities are entitled to ban older diesel vehicles from streets with immediate effect to bring air pollution levels in line with European Union rules, Germany's top administrative court confirmed on Friday.A day after the European Commission lodged a complaint with Europe's top court against Germany for its repeated failure to protect air quality in its cities, the details of the German ruling will add to pressure on Volkswagen and its German peers to provide hardware fixes for polluting diesel models. In a 30-page statement on the ruling which was published on Friday, Germany's administrative court in Leipzig said there should be no grace periods for driving bans.Of the 15 million diesel cars on Germany's roads, only 2.7 million have Euro-6 technology which was phased in in 2014 .
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