Transport

Progressive environmental road charge on lorries [Sep. 2019]

Summary

2001 - Ongoing

Road charging for heavyweight delivery vehicles in Poland since 2001 has been promoting lorries with a higher quality of environmental class (EURO). Since 2006 heavyweight car fleet quality in Poland improved considerably - between 25 up to 30% of lorries in Poland are younger than 5 years. The solution might have resulted in a reduction of fuel consumption from each car, but traffic grew 8% yearly probably outperforming any fuel savings.

Highlights

Road charging

  • Road charging for heavyweight delivery vehicles in Poland since 2001 has been promoting lorries with a higher quality of environmental class (EURO)
  • Since the introduction of national road charging with a preference for higher EURO standard for lorries, the quality of their fleet improved considerably
  • The solution incentivized Polish transport companies to invest in more environmentally friendly lorries

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