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

Performance-related heavy vehicle charge LSVA

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

HVC - General / Rates

HVC for vehicles registered in Switzerland

HVC for vehicles registered abroad

Registration office

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

Lump-sum HVC for vehicles registered in Switzerland
Lump-sum HVC for vehicles registered abroad