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France’s Decision to Ban Mercedes Registrations Was Politically Motivated ?


France’s ban on the registration of Mercedes vehicles has infuriated Daimler and forced Brussels to try to solve the growing dispute. Beginning with last month France has banned the registration of thousands of new Mercedes vehicles which have the air conditioning refrigerant which has been banned in Europe since the beginning of the year. The dispute escalated last week when the ...
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