The CO₂ surcharge will be introduced in Germany on December 1.

As of December 1, most carriers use a higher Maut for shipments through and through Germany.

The Maut reform is part of a package of measures by the German government to encourage the use of environmentally friendly measures. If you still show fixed sales prices in your check-out, it is important to adjust them. Do you use the Dynamic checkout van Wuunder then you don't have to do anything at all.

In addition to a significant rate increase, new, complex regulations will also come into effect. This makes determining the toll rate for the vehicle more complex.

What will change?

From December 1, 2023:

  • A toll applies to vehicles with a technical maximum mass of at least 7,5 tonnes (box F.1 on the RDW registration certificate).
  • The criteria for the toll rate are the CO₂ emission class of the vehicle, the number of axles in the total combination and the share of noise pollution, air pollution and infrastructure.
  • The toll rate is made up of a share of noise pollution, air pollution, infrastructure and CO₂ emissions. The biggest change is that the Maut rate will be expanded with a CO₂ component.

From January 1, 2024:

  • CNG and LNG vehicles are no longer exempt from Maut.

From July 1, 2024:

  • It is especially important for couriers to know that vehicles with a technically permissible maximum mass of more than 3,5 tonnes become subject to Maut (field F.2 registration certificate).

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