An influential Commons select committee has called on the Government to bring in a clear target for sales of new cars and vans to be zero emission by 2032.
Berlin has been ordered to restrict the movement of diesel cars within the city, to reduce air pollution.
Nottingham City Council claims that other measures being introduced will help it achieve compliance with legal limits earlier than expected.
Campaign group ClientEarth insists it has only one agenda – to protect people's health by upholding their right to breathe clean air.
The Committee for Climate Change, Transport for London (TfL) and Shell have expressed their support for the early introduction of zero emission vehicles.
ClientEarth has confirmed that a “domino effect” is underway after news that Germany will put a diesel ban in place by 2019.
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