Heavy vehicle charges (performance-related and lump-sum)

HVC (LSVA) III: New recording system from 2025

The existing infrastructure for levying the Performance-related Heavy Vehicle Charge (HVC / LSVA II) will soon reach the end of its life and will be completely renewed. The replacement by the new infrastructure (HVC / LSVA III) must be completed by the end of 2025.

Performance-related heavy vehicle charge HVC (LSVA): General information and current system

The performance-related heavy vehicle charge is a charge that depends on the total weight, emissions level and kilometres driven in Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein.

It is levied on all motor vehicles and trailers that

  • Have a total permissible laden weight of more than 3.5 tonnes
  • Are used to transport goods and
  • Are registered in Switzerland or abroad and are driven on the Swiss public road network

Lump-sum heavy vehicle charge PSVA

The charge is levied in the form of a lump sum on heavy motor vehicles for the vehicle types listed below:

  • Heavy passenger vehicles
  • Heavy campervans, motorhomes and caravans
  • Vehicles used for transporting passengers (coaches, buses)
  • Tractors and motor carriages
  • Motor vehicles for fun fairs and circuses
  • Other motor vehicles for the carriage of goods and with a maximum speed of 45 km/h

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