Switzerland is set to replace its existing manual toll collection system with the European Electronic Toll Service (EETS) by the end of 2024.
The current manual service for the performance-related heavy vehicle fee (known as the LSVA) will be phased out and payment terminals will be gradually dismantled, according to Austrian road transport organisation AISÖ.
EETS, which has been available in Switzerland since the start of 2021, is now planned to become the primary toll collection service for foreign vehicles.
Foreign vehicle owners are being encouraged by the Swiss Association of Commercial Vehicles (ASTAG) to contact their fuel-card providers to equip their vehicles with EETS solutions.
Those currently using EETS for toll payments in other countries can extend their existing service package to include Switzerland.
According to AISÖ, the switch to EETS will result in a number of benefits, including a comprehensive, digital and automated service that reduces waiting times and unnecessary border crossings.
It will also help to avoid errors in manual declarations by drivers and reduce costs at the border.
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