German Chancellor Angela Merkel proposed Monday doubling the "mobility fund" to 1 billion euros
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, 2nd left, smiles prior to a meeting of the German government with mayors of various German cities in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Sept. 4, 2017 on air quality protection. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn), photo: AP/Michael Sohn
04 of September 2017 13:11:40
BERLIN – Chancellor Angela Merkel says her government plans to double the size of a fund meant to help improve air quality in German cities and head off driving bans for older diesel cars.Merkel proposed Monday doubling the "mobility fund" to 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion). She said it could fund projects from reorganizing traffic management systems to helping switch to electric cars.