Oslo: Oslo will ban diesel cars from the road for at least two days this week in a bid to combat rising air pollution, angering some motorists after they were urged to buy diesel cars a few years ago.
The ban, announced by the city on Monday, will go into effect on Tuesday on municipal roads but will not apply on the national motorways that criss-cross the Norwegian capital.
Better atmospheric conditions are expected on Thursday.
Motorists violating the ban will be fined $176.
This is the first time Oslo has implemented a ban of this type after the city council agreed in principle in February 2016 on the use of such a measure.
While diesel cars emit less carbon dioxide (CO2) they emit more nitrogen dioxyde (NO2)....