Germany approves MAUT increase
The German government has recently agreed to a plan to increase MAUT
for diesel trucks. The accord is intended to decrease the output of CO₂
emissions. The scheme is heavily contested, but as it stands it will come in to effect on December 1st.
The MAUT, which is currently 19 Euro cent per kilometer, will be raised with
an additional 20 cents. In other words, the current MAUT will double.
Currently MAUT is only charged on trucks heavier than 7.5 tons, but on
June 1st 2024 the weight limit will be lowered to 3.5 tons. MAUT will not
be applied to emission-free trucks until at least 2025.
The additional revenues generated by this scheme will go towards improving and
promoting rail transport in Germany. Rail transport is viewed as the most
sustainable and efficient mode of transport for the future.
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