EETS (European Electronic Toll Service)

Directive 2004/52/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and the associated Commission Decision 2009/750/EC pursue the goal of achieving the interoperability of all electronic road toll systems in the European Union in order to prevent a diversity of incompatible systems which might interfere with the smooth functioning of the internal market and the achievement of transport policy objectives.

The Directive thus makes provision for the introduction of a European Electronic Toll Service (EETS) which covers all road networks and infrastructures where tolls are imposed in the European Union where use of the road is declared electronically by means of an appliance in the vehicle and establishes which technical solutions are authorised for electronic toll processing, namely 5.8 GHz microwave technology and satellite positioning in conjunction with mobile communications technology. EETS will allow every road user to simply pay any tolls for the use of a road or infrastructure in the European Union based on a single contract with an EETS provider and a single appliance in the vehicle.

In the Joint Committee on the Inland Transport Agreement with the EU, the Confederation informed the European Commission that Directive 2004/52/EC will not be incorporated into Swiss law. However, the levying and payment of the mileage-related heavy vehicle charge will be made possible via the EETS in the case of vehicles not registered in Switzerland.

The HVC EETS Domain Statement contains the requirements of the LSVA system to be met by the EETS provider.