Kilometer charge: what will change on July 1st

Kilometer charge: what will change on July 1st

By: stephanie

Brussels, April 24, 2024 – as from Monday, July 1, 2024, new tariffs for the kilometer charge will apply in Flanders and Brussels. This is an index adjustment.

To encourage the greening of logistics transport, the Brussels-Capital Region has also granted the preferential rate of zero cents/km to zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) as of 01/07/2024 as was already the case on the entire Flemish road network. However, the OBU remains mandatory for ZEV. In Wallonia (Sofico), ZEV are still classified in the EURO VI emissions category.

No roads with a rate higher than zero will be added at this date in either Flanders or the Brussels-Capital Region. Moreover, the Walloon Region has transferred part of the N246 in Tubize (between KP 0 and KP 1.45) from the conceded network to the municipal road network. Kilometer toll for trucks will therefore no longer be due on this section.

As a reminder, the tariffs for the kilometer charge apply to all Belgian and foreign heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) with a gross vehicle weight (GVW) of more than 3.5 tons and semi-trailer towing vehicles of category N1 with body code BC.

The software of activated OBUs (On Board Units) of the six service providers accredited for the kilometer charge in Belgium will be automatically updated with the new tariffs that come into force on 1 July. The six service providers are currently Axxès, Satellic, Telepass, Toll4Europe, TotalEnergies Marketing Services and W.A.G. Payment Solutions.

An OBU is a device in the truck cabin that records the number of kilometers driven on paying toll roads. Trucks and semi-trailer tractors of the N1 category with a body code BC registered in Belgium or abroad must always have the OBU switched on when driven on public roads in the three regions.

The amount charged per kilometer on toll roads depends on three factors: the region where the road is located, the GVW and the Euro emission standard of the vehicle. The kilometer charge applies to three GVW categories (more than 3.5 tons to 12 tons, more than 12 tons to 32 tons, and more than 32 tons) and seven Euro standards (from the most polluting Euro 0 standard to the most environmentally friendly Euro 6 standard). The higher the Euro standard of the vehicle and the lower its GVW, the more advantageous the tariff per kilometer driven.

On 1 July, the new tariffs will be available for consultation on the download page of the Viapass website. You can already consult the tariffs that will apply then below.