A kilometre-based and CO2-differentiated road toll for certain trucks, together with a change in national rules for the weight and dimensions of trucks, is estimated to reduce CO2 emissions by approx. 0.3m tons in 2025 and approx. 0.4m tons in 2030.
The toll enters into effect as of 1 January 2025, which also marks the date for Denmark leaving the coorporation on the existing period-based road user toll for trucks (the Eurovignette).
The kilometre-based toll ensures that the socio-economic costs, which the truck traffic entails in terms of infrastructure wear, accidents, noise, air pollution, and contributions to traffic congestion, are covered to a greater extent than is the case today.
As of 1 January 2025, trucks of 12 tons and above are to pay road toll based on how much CO2 they emit.
It is the intention of the Danish government that the road toll will apply to trucks of 3.5 tons and above as of 1 January 2027.
As of 1 January 2025 the toll applies to driving on the main part of the state road network and parts of the municipal road network (in total approx. 10,900 km). It is the intention of the Danish government that the road toll will apply to the entire Danish public road network as of 1 January 2028 (approx. 75,000 km).
The Danish Parliament passed the law proposal concerning road toll on 1 June 2023. The law became effective on 1 July 2023 and with effect 1 January 2025.