Germany, heavy duty vehicles fueled with gas exempted from highway tolls
The measure, to have effects also outside Germany, is part of the incentives approved in
July this year
German Federal Parliament has approved a resolution on exempting from highway tolls the vehicles fueled with compressed or liquefied natural gas (CNG and LNG) weighting more than 7.5 ton as of January 1, 2019 and for an initial period of two years. From 2021 onwards, the exemption will remain in force for the emissions toll components, but it will not be applied to the components of infrastructure use and the generated noise emissions.
The exemption, along with the incentives for purchasing announced in July this year (€12,000 and €8,000 euros for LNG and CNG vehicles, respectively), extends further the financial benefits for gas-powered trucks. Overall, German logistics operators could count on the savings ranging from 9.3 and 18.7 eurocents per km, depending upon the weight category.
“Considering Germany’s position as a major crossing point of the European logistics route, these decisive action implemented by German authorities will contribute to significantly accelerate the dissemination of alternative natural gas power trains across the entire continent,” commented Brand President of Iveco, Pierre Lahutte.
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29 October 2018 - 10:06 CET