Switzerland

Federal Heavy Vehicle Fee Act 641.81 and Federal Heavy Vehicle Fee Ordinance 641.811

Legislative
Law
Passed in 2000
Freight transportation is subject to the heavy vehicle fee (HVF). In 2008 it was levelled off at CHF0.0275 (USD0.0287)/tonne/km.
 
 It differentiates according to three aspects:
 ? Distance travelled in Switzerland
 ? Gross weight
 ? Pollution intensity of the vehicle based on EURO classes/ emission standards
 It applies to road vehicles over 3.5 tonnes and aims at internalising the external costs of road transportation, especially goods in transit through Switzerland.
 
 The revenue is shared between the cantons (1/3) and the federal government (2/3). While the cantons predominantly use the revenues as compensation for road costs they incur, the revenues attributed to the federal government are invested into rail transportation projects such as Rail 2000, New Transalpine Rail Routes (NEAT), links to the European high-speed network and rail noise control programmes.

Documents
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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