Mercedes ready to pay 1% green cess; asks SC to lift diesel ban
New Delhi: Luxury car manufacturing major Mercedes, on Monday, has moved a plea in the Supreme Court seeking a stay on the apex court’s order of imposing ban on Diesel vehicles with engine capacity of 2,000cc or more in Delhi-NCR area.
Mercedes told court that it is ready to pay a one per cent environment tax on sale of diesel cars.
SC will hear the plea on Friday.
What is the matter?
- SC, in December 2015, had banned the sale of diesel vehicles in Delhi and NCR area
- Vehicles having engine capacity above 2000cc have been banned
- Automakers and government have also asked relaxation from the ban
- Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) has recommended 20-22 per cent cess on diesel vehicles
- Mercedes now says he is ready to pay one per cent green cess
Mercedes had earlier said that it will launch the petrol variants of the Diesel models sold in India by September 2016.