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Increase of the motorway toll in Switzerland (LSVA)

31.05.12

With effect from 1 July 2012, the performance-based heavy vehicle charge (LSVA) will be increased in Switzerland. Vehicles for the transport of persons and goods over 3.5 t HZG must be completed on 01.07. Pay higher taxes in 2012 for using the Swiss roads.

 

The performance-based heavy vehicle charge is a federal charge dependent on the total weight, the emission level and the number of kilometers driven in Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein.

 

You will find the comparison or the new applicable LSVA tax rates per mileage and ton since 1 July 2012 in the box on the right.

 

We ask for your understanding that the distance tax increased by the Swiss state will be passed on to Lagermax from the legal introduction date.

Increase in the performance-based LSVA

01.01.08

On January 1, 2008, the performance-related heavy vehicle charge (LSVA) was raised in Switzerland. Vehicles for the transport of persons and goods over 3.5 tons have been required since 01.01. Pay higher fees for using the Swiss roads in 2008.

 

The performance-based heavy vehicle charge is a federal charge dependent on the total weight, the emission level and the number of kilometers driven in Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein.

 

It must be paid for all motor vehicles and their trailers that:

 

  • have a gross vehicle weight of more than 3.5 tonnes,
  • serve the transport of goods and
  • are enrolled at home and abroad and travel the public road network in Switzerland.

 

The higher tax rates are per kilometre and tonne of decisive weight for

  • Vehicles EURO 0, 1, 2: 3.07 centimes (charge category 1)
  • Vehicles EURO 3 / after 2009: 2.66 centimes (charge category 2)
  • Vehicles EURO 4, 5, 6: 2.26 centimes (charge category 3)

 

EURO 3-vehicles will be kept in the cheapest category 3 under a transitional arrangement for the year 2008, and only ranked in the middle category 2 as of 1 January 2009 . The emission categories 1 to 3 depend on the emissions of the vehicles.

In the whole Switzerland, a weight limit of 40 tonsis applicable.

Roadpricing Switzerland

28.12.07

The direct costs of the Swiss HVF (performance-related heavy vehicle charge) were increased by up to 80 percent as of 1.1.2005.

 

It should, however, be borne in mind that the general approval of 40 tonnes vehicles (quota system for 40 tonnes and empty / light duty vehicles) and the allocation of EURO 1 and EURO 2 vehicles to a more expensive tax category would increase the tax burden by more than 100% can arise.