A tax per kilometer will be implemented for all lorries weighing over 3.5 tons throughout Belgium from 1 April 2016.
The system will be based on satellite technology using on board units (OBUs). The OBU will register the distance travelled and on which roads.
Mileage data will be transmitted to a data center and an invoice will be generated.
The rate will vary depending on the weight, Euro emission class and type of road used. Estimated additional cost will be 8% for national transports and 3% for international transports.
Tolls collected will be reinvested in improvements to the road infrastructure, and to improve Belgium’s mobility in general. In turn this will contribute to a better flow of freight transport.
For more information http://www.viapass.be/en/