Changes to CO2 Emissions Toll in Germany are Imminent

Nov 22, 2023Market Advisory

Imminent changes to the German Truck Highway Toll regulations, approved by the government in the Third Act Amending Toll Law are fast approaching. The effective date for these changes is December 1, 2023, and our solutions design team is diligently working on assessing the impact to our clients. 

A Reminder of Key Points of the Toll Law Amendment

CO2 Emissions Tariff (Effective December 1, 2023):

  • The new toll law will introduce a CO2 differentiation in the truck toll system. The toll rate per kilometer will now depend on the vehicle’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, leading to an anticipated increase. This change will significantly affect road freight transport costs.

Change in Weight Class Allocation (Effective December 1, 2023):

  • The basis for allocating vehicles to weight classes will shift from permissible total weight (GVW) to technically permissible total mass (TPMLM). 

Particulate Reduction Class Changes (Effective December 1, 2023):

  • Vehicles with a particulate reduction class will undergo changes in their emission class categorization, impacting toll fees.

Toll Regulations for Alternative Drives:

  • Trucks with CNG/LNG drive systems in Euro Emission Class 6 will be subject to tolls from January 2024. Emission-free vehicles will remain toll-exempt until the end of 2025, followed by partial toll rates.

It is crucial to prepare for these changes to ensure compliance. Our account management team will provide information specific to your account as soon as possible. Our team is dedicated to assisting you in adapting to these regulatory changes, ensuring a smooth transition for your operations. We will continue to monitor this situation closely and provide timely updates. If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to us.


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