Germany’s Dirty Diesel Cars Head to Poland

Car owners in Germany can claim a rebate of up to 10,000 euros when they trade in their old diesel car for a new car, Deutsche Welle reports. Many of the old vehicles may end up in Poland – and put pressure on car dealerships.

The used car importer “Global Imports” in Gdansk does not have any diesel cars on offer at present. “We are moving away from diesel more and more,” says a salesman, adding that his boss rarely orders them anymore. Used car dealers cannot rule out the fact that the introduction of the environmental rebate in Germany could change this. “There are many discussions in the industry,” reports a trader. The problem is, however, that no one knows how this financial incentive will affect the Polish market, he adds. “That is why everyone is waiting to see what happens.”