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Title: The German HGV-Toll
Authors: Wieland, Bernhard
Keywords: Road PricingRoad TransportHGV-toll
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
ISTIEE Istituto per lo studio dei trasporti nell’integrazione economica europea
Source: Bernhard Wieland, "The German HGV-Toll", in: European Transport / Trasporti Europei, XI (2005) 31, pp. 118-128.
Series/Report no.: European Transport / Trasporti Europei
XI (2005) 31
After many delays, technological problems, and renegotiations between the government and the system
operator Germany has successfully introduced a satellite based tolling system for heavy goods vehicles
(HGVs) in January 2005. Since then the system is running smoothly. Currently the toll applies only to
state motorways (the so called Autobahnen) but there are plans to extend it to the secondary level of
federal long-distance roads (the Bundesfernstraßen).
This paper describes the political and economic background of the introduction of the HGV-toll in
Germany. The paper sketches the history of the implementation process, describes the major structural
elements of the toll, and discusses current problems and possible future developments. Finally some
policy conclusions are drawn.
Type: Article
ISSN: 1825-3997
Appears in Collections:European Transport / Trasporti Europei (2005) 31/XI

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