Planned change to the toll rate

A road sign indicating the toll requirement

A draft bill by the German government to amend the German Federal Trunk Road Toll Act (BFStrMG) provides for a change to toll rates. The draft relates to the 2023 to 2027 infrastructure costs.

The toll rates are set down in the German Federal Trunk Road Toll Act (BFStrMG). The total amount is based on the distance that a vehicle or a vehicle combination travels on toll roads and a toll rate in cents per kilometre that includes a portion each for infrastructure costs as well as costs of air and noise pollution, known as external costs.

In the planned change to toll rates, the external costs for air pollution and noise pollution in particular will carry more weight. In addition to the previous differentiation by emission classes, now the rates will be differentiated by weigh class. In the over-18-tonne weight class, a further distinction is made by axle classes.

The change to the rate will come into force on 1 January 2023. The draft bill still needs to be passed by the government. The details of the draft can be found on the webpage of the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV):.

Draft of a Fifth Act Amending the German Federal Trunk Road Toll Act (BFStrMG)

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