There are huge increases in circulation fees from September 1st 2019

The new government that will emerge has to deal directly with the issue as the WLTP causes mammoth increases in circulation fees. In particular, data for new car owners will be changed from September 1, when the new method of measuring emissions and fuel consumption, called the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure ( WLTP ), will increase and will increase the data in almost all cars and and also Traffic charges.

The problem is with car owners who will see the cost of using their vehicles “take off” due to the increase in annual Traffic Surcharges.

In particular, the new way of calculating WLTP emissions is given to increase car emissions, resulting in an increase in annual traffic charges.

Increases in Traffic Charges will affect cars that are classified after September 1, 2019.

According to a survey on a small-sized car with a thousand gasoline turbo engine, the annual Traffic Charges increase to 161 euros from 108 euros! That is, Traffic charges are increased by 49%.

On a 1.7-liter petroleum-based SUV, the annual Traffic charges from 148 euros up to 266 euros! That is, Traffic charges are increased by 79.7%.

On another medium SUV with a turbocharged petrol engine with a capacity of 1.5 liters, the annual Traffic Charges from 265 euros go up to 407 euros! That is, since September 1, Traffic charges are up 53.5%.

In a super luxury SUV with a turbo diesel engine with a capacity of 3 liters, the annual Traffic Charges amount to 292 Euros, and from September 1st to Euro 595! That is, the increase they will record will be 103.7%.

Immediate actions

The new government that will emerge from the 7 July elections will have to immediately solve the 2020 Traffic Flows puzzler, as time will be very limited until December when their reimbursement expires.

Increasing pollutant emissions will radically change the data in the amount of the Traffic Payments paid by their owners, and also reverses data for rental and rental companies as well.

Especially when more than 55% of sales in new cars are corporate sales it is a good idea that rents of new cars are expected to increase due to higher Traffic Tariffs!

It is necessary to change the rates in the Traffic Fees

In Greece, Traffic Charges are 4 speeds and include Engine Coupon Fees for Vehicles with 1st Release Circulation by the end of October 2010 (different amounts depending on the year of the 1 st Traffic License set before 2000, from 2001 to 2005 and from 2006 to October 2010) and from November 2010, Traffic charges are calculated according to the pollutant emissions.


Implementing the new WLTP will only negatively affect new cars, as for the old ones there are no measurement data with the new regime.

So the new vehicles will have to redefine the rates and limits of the pollutants so that the cost of use is kept at a tolerable level for consumers and not “sink” the sales of new cars that will cause shocks to the Greek economy.

Please note that the annual emission-based Traffic Charges are as follows:

0-90 gr. CO2 – Zero Euro

91-100 g CO2 – 0,90 EUR / gram

101-120 g CO2 – 0,98 EUR / gram

121-140 g CO2 – 1,20 EUR / gram

141-160 g CO2 – 1,85 EUR / gram

161-180 g CO2 – € 2.45 / gram

181-200 g CO2 – 2,78 EUR / gram

201-250 gr. CO2 – 3.05 euro / gram

More than 251 grams CO2 – 3,72 EUR / gram


Cars with a Traffic Charge of more than 1.2 million units and more than 2.5 million vehicle owners pay on the basis of the engine’s cubic capacity.

‘Zero’ Traffic Fees ‘disappear’

In addition to increasing the cost of use, the WLTP application is expected to “wipe out” the cars with Zero Traffic Fees as the pollutants in these models will increase.

Indeed, the increase in CO2 emissions due to the new measurement will affect not only low-power and hybrid vehicles, as pollutants will increase in these models, and it is very likely that their owners after 1 September will be burdened with annual fees Traffic.

What the manufacturers are afraid of

Taxes of € 413 billion are collected by the 15 EU Member States annually from taxes on vehicles, which is three times the European Union budget.

Indeed, revenue from vehicle taxation increased by 4% in 2018 compared to 2017.

However, an increasing number of Member States are taxing on the basis of CO2 emissions.

If national governments simply apply the existing CO2 tax system to new WLTP prices, then the cost of use will increase rapidly due to the annual Traffic Flows.

However, Denmark has already applied the first WLTP tax on cars by increasing the cost of use …

In Greece, we hope the new government does not adopt the WLTP as an additional way of increasing revenue, as it is very likely, instead of revenue growth, to record a barrage of registration plate deposits with unpredictable results.

The first WLTP tax was applied by Denmark, while the other Member States have until September to implement the new pollutant and consumption calculation system.

The Secretary-General of ACEA has pointed out that: “Governments should ensure that the transition to the WLTP does not adversely affect vehicle taxation. If they do not, it could increase the financial burden on consumers and lead to general confusion. “

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