New toll rates from 1 January 2009

A 9 Nürnberg-München (© Weigel, H.G., ITW-Film)

13/11/08 - The toll rates for heavy goods vehicles weighing 12 tonnes or more will change at the beginning of 2009. The German Parliament (Deutsche Bundesrat) approved a corresponding regulation on 7 November 2008. The following is an overview of the new toll rates:

EEV class 1 and vehicles in pollutant emission category S5
• up to 3 axles: from 1.1. 2009 0.141 euro/km, from 1.1.2011 0.140 euro/km
• 4 axles or more: from 1 Jan. 2009 0.155 euro/km, from 1.1.2011 0.154 euro/km

Vehicles in pollutant emission category S4 and
vehicles in category S3 with particulate reduction level 2, 3 or 4

• up to 3 axles: from 1 Jan. 2009 0.169 euro/km, from 1.1.2011 0.168 euro/km
• 4 axles or more: from 1 Jan. 2009 0.183 euro/km, from 1.1.2011 0.182 euro/km

Vehicles in pollutant emission category S3 and
vehicles in category S2 with particulate reduction level 1, 2, 3 or 4

• up to 3 axles: from 1 Jan. 2009 0.190 euro/km, from 1.1.2011 0.210 euro/km
• 4 axles or more: from 1 Jan. 2009 0.204 euro/km, from 1.1.2011 0.224 euro/km

Vehicles in pollutant emission category S2 or S1 and vehicles not assigned to a pollutant emission category according to Appendix XIV of the German Road Traffic Registration Regulations
• up to 3 axles: from 1 Jan. 2009 0.274 euro/km, from 1.1.2011 0.273 euro/km
• 4 axles or more: from 1 Jan. 2009 0.288 euro/km, from 1.1.2011 0.287 euro/km

The German Regulations Setting the Level of Motorway Tolls for Heavy Goods Vehicles assign vehicles to pollutant emission categories as follows:
• Category A: EEV class 1 and S5
• Category B: S4; S3 with particulate reduction level 2, 3 or 4
• Category C: S3; S2 with particulate reduction level 1, 2, 3 or 4
• Category D: S2, S1 and vehicles not assigned to a pollutant emission category according to Appendix XIV of the German Road Traffic Registration Regulations

The new pollutant emission category guidelines will be published before 1st January 2009 on the Internet: www.toll-collect.de.