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I think there's some information missing from the article. I suspect they will ban based on the Euro1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 standards for emission, which tend to be associated with years of vehicle production. Many cities are already implementing limited zones that require vehicles with poor emission standards to pay, or pay a higher price, than newer ones.
Milan, where I live, has a really stupid system that bans a lot of cars from the city centre or forces them to pay to enter, which means they all just circulate around that area, creating the same, if not more pollution, since there are even more cars on less road space. The city centre is a better place to be in terms of traffic (the rule doesn't apply to bikes!! :-) at all here), but it hasn't done anything to reduce pollution.
I doubt this plan will fly as it'll alienate a lot of poorer people, most of whom probably voted for this socialist mayor.