Kilometre-based Road User Charging for trucks in Denmark
In December 2020, the Danish government, entered into a climate agreement for road transport that comprises implementing a kilometer-based toll for Lorries in Denmark by 2025. As of 1 January 2025, the current Danish road user charge for trucks in the form of the Eurovignette, will be converted into a kilometer-based toll with a focus on CO2 differentiation to support the green transition. The scheme should reflect, to a much greater extent, the external costs that trucks impose on society in terms of infrastructure/road wear, climate effects, emissions and noise. The toll will be imposed on Danish and foreign trucks - levelling the playing field for the transport companies.
Sund & Bælt, a state-owned, limited company, is undertaking the task of planning this kilometer-based tolling scheme for lorries. Therefore, Sund & Bælt has initiated a programme, which aims to fulfill this task. Sund & Bælt, with reference to Danish Ministry of Transport, is expected to be the implementation and operation partner, responsible for both collection and settlement of tolls, as well as administrative enforcement.
Sund & Bælt will present the scope and high-level design of the upcoming kilometer-based toll for Lorries in Denmark, and include:
- Overall Political Objectives
- High-level Business Model
- Design Parameters and Concerns
- Program timeline and organization