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Visitors warned of green charges.

MOTORISTS travelling to Germany are being warned to make sure they display a special 'eco badge' in some cities.

German authorities have recently introduced Green Zones which require all vehicles to display an environmental badge.

Failure to do so will be subject to a 40 euro fine - about pounds 30.

Car hire company Europcar says the badges can be bought from www.umwelt-plakette.de for 18.90 plus postage for a printed version. Alternatively, stickers can be bought in Germany at vehicle registration offices, exhaust emission testing centres and authorised garages.

"The law applies to vehicles driven into Germany from other countries, as well as German registered vehicles," says David McNeill, Europcar's corporate sales director. He said that all Europcar vehicles carried the badges enabling them to travel freely in Germany.

The zones are in force in parts of Berlin, Hanover, Cologne, Dortmund, Ilsfeld, Leonberg, Ludwigsburg, Mannheim, Reutlingen, Schwabisch-Gmund, Stuttgart and Tubingen. Thirty other cities are considering introducing the zones.
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Jun 13, 2008
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