Rolling pennies on the road? : EU law conformity of road charges for light vehicles
Title: Rolling pennies on the road? : EU law conformity of road charges for light vehicles
Author: JAEGER, Thomas
Citation: European journal of legal studies, 2015, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 126-156
External link: http://www.ejls.eu/
The EU law conformity of road charges has received some recent attention following the German government's plans for implementation of an infrastructure charge for vehicles below 3,5 tons on motorways and through-roads. The peculiarity of those plans lies in their double nature, combining the introduction of a charge for Univ.-Profall users with a rebate on the level of motor vehicles taxes for German-registered vehicles. This contribution uses the occasion of the German case to look at the provisions and principles of EU law applicable to road charges for light vehicles and undertake an assessment of the current developments.
Subject: Road tax; Road charges; Light vehicles; Combined fee and rebate mechanism; Motor vehicles tax
Type of Access: openAccess