In Germany, the toll for heavy goods vehicles with a gross combined weight of more than 7.5 tonnes is charged using GNSS technology. The toll road network covers 52,000 kilometers of highways, federal roads and service roads, even in urban areas. The German toll is a state fee, VAT is not applied.
Variable vehicle parameters to be declared by the on-board unit:
- The current number of axles of an attached trailer
The total toll amount due is based on the distance that a vehicle or combination of vehicles travels on a toll road and a toll per EURO cent per kilometer applies, which includes a share for air pollution, noise pollution and infrastructure costs.
The current toll can be found here: https://www.toll-collect.de/en/toll_collect/bezahlen/maut_tarife/maut_tarife.html
From 01 October 2021, vehicles of emission category EURO 6 and manufactured from the factory with alternative fuel as single source, shall be exempt from toll payment in Germany:
- CNG (compressed natural gas)
- LNG (liquefied natural gas)
- DUAL-FUEL LNG/Diesel (combined)
Toll-exempt vehicles may be included in a list of exceptions maintained by the Toll Charger in Germany (Toll Collect). When a vehicle is included in the Toll Collect list, it does not need an on-board device for this charging area. Vehicles included in the list of exceptions are listed for a maximum of two years, then they need to apply for an extension. Information on Toll Collect requirements for including a vehicle in a list of exceptions can be found here: https://www.tollcollect.de/en/toll_collect/rund_um_die_maut/mautbefreiung/mautbefreiung.html
The control of the toll payment in Germany is carried out automatically and uses control gantries.