Today, on 1 December 2023, Article 1 of the amended Federal Trunk Road Toll Act comes into effect. With it, the CO₂ emission class is introduced as a new tariff property and, due to a CO₂ surcharge, the toll tariffs will increase.
The change to the German Federal Trunk Road Toll Act (BFStrMG) has been approved by the German parliament and Federal Council today. This confirms that the CO₂ toll will commence on 1 December 2023. The Technically Permissible Maximum Laden Mass (TPMLM) will also become the basis for assignment to the weight class. The toll requirement for vehicles over 3.5 tonnes will follow from 1 July 2024.
The international payment service provider Computop will take over the payment processing of Toll Collect customers' truck tolls in future. The company, headquartered in Bamberg, Germany, has won the Europe-wide tender for "Technical Services in Electronic Payment" of the operating company Toll Collect GmbH.