The German government's LKW-Maut charges are being updated and are coming into effect on December 1, 2023. These are set to significantly increase the MAUT tolls and CO2 charges for goods vehicles. As part of the Climate Protection Modernisation Package, Germany announced these additional surcharges based on vehicle emissions, applying to all trucks over 7.5tons transiting through Germany or in Germany.
The adjustments aim to improve environmental sustainability within the supply chain industry and will be supported by the introduction of new CO2 emission classes. The surcharges will vary based on CO2 emission class, weight, number of axles, and pollutant class of the vehicle. Emission-free trucks will continue to be exempt from tolls. Below more details on the new tolls:
- CO2 surcharge of 200 EUR per ton of CO2 emitted by commercial vehicles to be introduced
- Maut surcharges are per kms and will increase significantly based on vehicle type, axles, and weight
- Euro 6 trucks are charged equal to Maut as LNG / CNG as from 2024
The charge increase will be further extended to trucks with a gross vehicle weight over 3.5 tons, starting from July 1, 2024. This will affect both single vehicles and vehicle combinations if the tractor unit surpasses the 3.5-ton threshold.
Woodland is committed to deliver a sustainable supply chain and will continue to monitor the situation. Should you have any questions about enhancing sustainability within your supply chain, or need any guidance on the new charges, please reach out to us here.
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