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Trucks in Europe are responsible for external costs of €143 billion annually, only 30% of which are covered through taxes and tolls. These negative effects (or “externalities”) include climate changing CO2 emissions, air pollution, congestion, noise, road damage and traffic casualties. The report is available to download in two parts below.
T&E also publishes two briefings. The first summarises the study and presents recommendations for the EU to revise its Eurovignette Directive to allow for CO2-differentiated trucks tolls and phase out time-based vignettes. The second briefing analyses the Belgian example of a successful distance-based toll for trucks.