Following the Supreme Court’s order to ban on registration of cars with engines bigger than 2000cc, Mercedes on Monday said asked to lift the ban on the diesel cars imposed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) as they would pay the environment cess.
During the hearing in the apex court, the German luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz’s counsel told that the automaker was willing to pay 1 per cent environment cess and would deposit it with the Supreme Court.
In June 2016, the German car maker said that they will make available all its existing models in petrol variants by this September as it awaits the final verdict on Supreme Court’s ban on over 2,000 cc diesel cars in Delhi-NCR region.
This order from the apex court will be a big blow to all the luxury car manufacturers like Mercedes, Audi, BMW which mostly have cars with engines bigger than 2000cc.
NGT had earlier issued notice to Delhi government, Ministry of Environment and to Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises on plea of car dealers seeking modification of order banning registration of new diesel vehicles.