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Facts about the French Ecotaxe.
Michelin solutions has built this infographic to summarise all the long and complex texts, speeches, web sites, press articles, about the French Ecotaxe.
French Ecotaxe is at the origin of a lot of protest in France and has been suspended by the French government.
What is the Ecotaxe, who is affected? Where? Why it exists ? How does it work, hence how much does it cost a fleet company ?
The heavy goods vehicle (HGV) eco-tax is a taxation system falling within the Customs system affecting all goods transport vehicles with a tractor over 3.5 tonnes, using the 15,000 km of French national and local taxed networks, as defined by Decree 2011-910 of 27th July 2011.
It is based on the European DIRECTIVE 1999/62/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 17 June 1999 on the charging of heavy goods vehicles for the use of certain infrastructures
The tax collected on the national road network will be allocated to the Agency for the Financing Transport Infrastructure in France (AFITF) to be invested in infrastructure development and eco-friendly projects encouraging the sustainable development of the transport system. The sums received for the use of the local road network will be paid back to the territorial authorities managing taxable roads, minus management costs.
Today 6 european countries have an « ecotaxe » system, Switzerland 2001, Austria 2004, Germany 2005, Slovakia 2010, Czech Republic 2012 and Portugal 2013.