Support Study for the Impact Assessment Accompanying the Revision of the Eurovignette Directive (1999/62/EC)
The charging of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) for the use of road infrastructure in Europe is governed by Directive 1999/62/EC (the “Eurovignette” Directive). The Directive aimed to achieve step-wise harmonisation of vehicle taxes and establishment of fair mechanisms of infrastructure charging.
The general objective of the proposed revision of Directive 1999/62/EC is to promote financially and environmentally sustainable and socially equitable (road) transport through wider application of the ‘user pays’ and ‘polluter pays’ principles (fair and efficient pricing).
This study supported the DG MOVE experts in evaluating the impact of the new Directive analysing several interventions trough three different models:
ASTRA (to estimate the impacts on the transport and economy systems),
TRUST (to estimate the impacts on the traffic distribution),
PRIMES-TREMOVE (to estimate the trend of the vehicle fleet).
The modelling activity was complemented by a literature review and stakeholder consultation.
European Commission – DG MOVE
2016 – 2017
Claudia de Stasio