Motorways in Germany are paid for foreign vehicles

In Germany, motorways are paid for foreign vehicles: The German Ministry of Transport expects 500 million euros a year for the toll from foreigners.
Germany's Ministry of Transport has prepared a draft law to make highways and highways in the country free of charge for vehicles with foreign plates.
According to the draft law, the toll which is planned to be implemented after 2016 as “infrastructure fee” will be collected from cars and caravans, but motorcycles will be exempted from this. The draft envisages that people living in Germany will pay the “infrastructure fee” once a year and the fee will be determined based on the vehicle's volume and how environmentally friendly it is.
It is stated that the highway toll will be a maximum of 130 Euros per year and an average of 74 Euros. It is noted that this amount, which is paid as the infrastructure fee, will be deducted from the vehicle tax paid every year for those living in Germany. It was stated that the vignette stamp showing that the toll was paid was not foreseen to be attached to the windshield of the vehicle, it was planned to check whether the fee was paid electronically by the license plate number as in the application in trucks. It is not yet clear how this system will technically be realized for cars. A highway toll is charged for all domestic or foreign trucks in Germany.
According to the bill, for the electric vehicles so far, those who do not pay vehicle tax will not pay this fee.
It was noted that the Federal Traffic Department in Flensburg will automatically withdraw the fee from the bank account of the residents of Germany every year and send a document to the owner of the vehicle that the fee will be issued if the license plate number is not registered.
Foreign-car owners who will use the motorways in Germany will be able to pay the toll on the internet or at the gas station according to the features of their vehicles for a period of one month. In addition, 12 for 10 for the day or two months for 10 euro fee is foreseen.
The German Ministry of Transport expects 700 million euros per year from fees for foreign-plate vehicles. After the cost of the system to be installed, 500 is estimated to be over $ 18 million. This money is planned to be used in transportation investments.
The draft was adopted last year by the pressure of the Christian Social Union Party (CSU), a small partner of the German government. The Ministry of Transport announced that the draft law fulfills the requirements of the coalition agreement, which are considered to be in line with EU law.
Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt wanted to take charge of the country's traffic network, but the Christian Democratic Union Party (CDU) opposed it. There were controversies in the country that the wage could be against the EU law.
On the other hand, the Transport Minister of Schleswig-Hostein State Reinhard Meyer said that it is not possible to get 500 million euros from the toll. Stating that the German Automobile Club's 260 million-euro income makes more sense, Meyer criticized the toll of the highway and said it was not suitable for modern Europe.

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