This EETS complements the national electronic toll services of the Member States and ensures that the toll systems already in place in the Member States and those that will be introduced in the future for EETS users are interoperable across the EU.
Based on Directive (EU) 2019/520 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 March 2019 on the interoperability of electronic road toll systems and facilitating cross-border exchange of information on the failure to pay road fees in the Union, Member States shall ensure the interoperability of electronic toll systems in their EETS domains.
The necessary adjustments to national law (adjustments to the Toll System Act (MautSysG) and the Federal Trunk Road Toll Act (BFStrMG)) to comply with the mandatory requirements of European law were last updated with the Second Act Amending Toll Law Provisions with Regard to the Introduction of the European Electronic Toll Service (BGBl. I, p. 1603), which entered into force on June 8, 2021. The act regulates all the tasks assigned to the Member States and covers all the basic regulations that EETS Providers in Germany must fulfill.
The by law designated administrative authority responsible for EETS in Germany is the Federal Office for Goods Transport (BAG). The BAG maintains the national electronic register for EETS (EETS register) in accordance with the provisions of Article 21 of Directive (EU) 2019/520 and Section 21 of the Toll System Act (MautSysG). It is responsible for updating the EETS register.
The register consists of two parts.
Introduction of central detection and tariffing for all EETS providers
The BAG has prepared the introduction of a central detection and tariffing ("toll charging service") for all EETS providers and commissioned federally owned company Toll Collect GmbH to implement and operate the toll charging service to this end.
The requirements of the EETS domain Federal Highway Trunk Toll Act were amended as follows for this purpose:
- EETS Providers transmit the position data generated by their on-board equipment as well as all vehicle parameters relevant for toll calculation to the interfaces of the toll charging service.
- The road sections subject to toll are identified on the basis of the position data. The toll is calculated considering the vehicle characteristics.
- EETS providers receive the toll amounts calculated as toll declarations including the billing details for invoicing their customers.
The toll charging service has been available for use since the end of November 2021 and is mandatory for all EETS Providers from January 1, 2026. If you are interested in the toll charging service, please contact MED@bag.bund.de.