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Czechia introduces a CO2 emission charge from March 1

Starting from March 1, the electronic toll system in the Czech Republic will include a new charge component for CO2 emissions from HGVs, in line with Directive (EU) 2022/362 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

New toll rates will appply to all categories of vehicles and will include four components:
➡️ the road use charge;
➡️ the charge for noise pollution;
➡️ the charge for air pollution charge (according to the EURO standard);
➡️ the charge for CO2 emissions;

Under the EU legislation, there are five emission classes, with the highest charge rates in the 1st emission class. The 5th emission class is reserved for emission-free vehicles.

Vehicles first registered before July 1, 2019 and all M2 and M3 vehicles (buses) will automatically be included in the 1st emission class and are not eligible for a higher emission class, where the rates are lower.

Hauliers owning vehicles first registered after July 1, 2019, are advised to check the manufacturer’s documentation and use the emission class finder on to find out whether their vehicle can be re-assigned to a higher emission class with a lower toll rate.

Users are not required to check the emission class of vehicles registered after July 1, 2019. They will not be penalized for using a vehicle that is eligible for a higher CO2 emission class but remains in the 1st emission class. They can have their vehicle inspected and apply for a higher CO2 emission class at any time in the future; there is no deadline for submitting an electronic application.

Not all vehicles first registered after July 1, 2019 meet the requirements associated with higher CO2 emission classes (2nd to 5th). This depends on whether they comply with the parameters specified in the Directive, which can be checked with the CO2 Emission Class Finder. In addition, users have to submit all necessary documentation.

The CO2 Emission Class Finder is available here

The new toll calculation method will come into effect from March 1. The changes will not affect the wholesale discount system.

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