Hungary to regard foreign lorries as having worst emission standards if otherwise not proven

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Hungary to regard foreign lorries as having worst emission standards if otherwise not proven

Hungarian road toll payment service provider National Toll Payment Services Plc (NTPS Plc) has made it mandatory for foreign carriers to provide extended registration data and upload their vehicles’ documents regarding emission standards classification in the road toll paying system HU-GO. If the required data is not provided by the end of June, the vehicles will be automatically classified as being in the worst emission class, and so carriers will have to pay the most expensive road toll.

From 1st July 2021, the Hungarian road toll operator will automatically reclassify foreign-registered lorries into the worst emission category (the EURO 0  which is category “C” in the HU-GO system) if the required data is not provided or not complete. The system will continue to do so until the carriers provide the requested documents.

With HGVs registered in Hungary, NTPS Plc can verify the emissions category in the Hungarian public vehicle registers, but this is currently not possible for vehicles with foreign country codes. The “polluter pays” principle, however, applies to all, which is why we have made it mandatory—pursuant to our General Terms and Conditions—to provide the expanded scope of mandatory registration data (make, year of manufacture, VIN number) and to upload the vehicle document stating the vehicle’s environmental category in the HU-GO profile,” said National Toll Payment Services Plc CEO Tamás Bartal.

Detailed information pertaining to the environmental protection category is available on the hu-go.hu website.

Carriers can also find a detailed guide on how the modify vehicle data HERE.

This is how road tolls are calculated in Hungary

In Hungary, the road toll rate is based on the road type, the vehicle category (J2, J3, J4) and the environmental (emission) classification of the vehicle.Using the table below, you can check the category of your vehicle based on the number of axles.

Categories

J2 category Heavy goods vehicle with a total weight over 3.5 tons with two axles
J3 category Heavy goods vehicle with a total weight over 3.5 tons with three axles
J4 category Heavy goods vehicle with a total weight over 3.5 tons with four or more axles

Gross price of road use (HUF / km)

   Vehicle category J2 category J3 category J4 category
Road category  Expressway Main road Expressway Main road Expressway Main road
Emission class A ≥ EURO V 50.63 21.53 71.03 37.29 109.95 68.58
B = EURO II – EURO IV 59.56 25.33 83.56 43.87 129.35 80.68
C ≤ EURO I 68.49 29.13 96.09 50.45 155.22 96.82

Pursuant to Decree 25/2013 (V. 31.) NFM. In force from 01.01.2021.

Emission classes

Differentiating factors for toll calculation per EURO emission class:

A B C
1 Emission class Vehicle categories J2-J3 Vehicle category J4
2 Category A 0.85 0.85
3 Category B 1.0 1.0
4 Category C 1.15 1.2

Pursuant to Annex 1 to Government Decree 209/2013 (VI. 18.)


Photo credit @ Bálint Sallói/ Wikimedia Commons

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