German maut almost doubled as of December 1, 2023. And from July 1, 2024, also mandatory for vehicles from 3,5 tons.

The German government has decided to implement significant increases in tolls for use of German roads from December 1, 2023. From that date, a surcharge of 200 euros per tonne of CO2 will be charged. This results in almost a doubling of current maut prices.

In addition, from July 1, 2024, the obligation to pay tolls will be extended to motor vehicles with a permissible gross weight of 3,5 tons or more.

It is notable that from now on, toll revenues will no longer flow to the federal highways, but will be fully invested in the expansion of Deutsche Bahn's rail infrastructure.

However, by the end of 2025, zero-emission vehicles will be exempt from tolls. However, this raises questions, as there are currently no suitable vehicles available for long-distance freight and passenger transport, nor the necessary charging infrastructure, various stakeholders in the transport sector emphasize.

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