July 20, 2018 / 10:25 AM / a month ago

Germany aiming for decision on diesel retrofits by end-Sept -Merkel

BERLIN, July 20 (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday the German government did not yet have a common position on whether diesel cars needed to be retrofitted with catalysts but hoped to come to a decision by the autumn.

"I've set the end of September as the target date," Merkel said, adding she wanted to avoid driving bans if possible. (Reporting by Michelle Martin and Thomas Escritt Editing by Paul Carrel)

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