European Electronic Toll Service

The National Motorway Company is preparing a road infrastructure charging project for the years 2023 to 2032. The current contract for the provision of a complex service of electronic toll collection expired in 2022.

The project aims to ensure the continuity of road infrastructure charging being an essential part of the revenues of NDS covering the operation, maintenance and development of the motorway and expressway network.

Questions and answers

In addition to the National Toll Collection Provider, the toll can also be collected by the EETS Provider with whom the carrier will have entered into a contract.

The start of operation of the new toll system will depend on the timing of the public tenders that are currently underway. That refers to the tenders for the Electronic Toll System and Toll Services. Once the winners are announced, the process of building the new toll system will start according to the planned schedule.

The tenders for the Electronic Toll System and the Toll Services have already been evaluated. In the first tender for the Electronic Toll System, the most advantageous bid was from the company CzechToll worth 13,7 million Eur without VAT. In the second tender for the Toll Services, the most advantageous bid was from CzechToll worth 28,7 million Eur without VAT.      

The EETS service – European Electronic Toll Service - is the extension of the existing national toll systems by the possibility of toll payment with a single on-board unit and a single contract with a single EETS provider in several EU countries. It is an international service that will allow carriers to move across the particular EU countries more easily.

A single contract, single payment, single on-board unit throughout the European Union. The European Electronic Toll Service (EETS) will simplify crossing borders and the payment system significantly.

EETS will give carriers the opportunity to move with only one OBE in several EU countries with no need to have multiple registrations and multiple OBUs. The international service will thus help with smooth crossing of borders, thus eliminating registration delays. Another advantage will be the simplification of toll payment, since payment under a single contract in several countries in which the EETS provider operates at the same time will be possible. Payment of toll and fuel under one contract/fuel card will also be possible. By changing several national OBUs into a single OBE, the driver will finally have fewer distracting elements at the steering wheel. EETS will give carriers the opportunity to move with only one OBE in several EU countries with no need to have multiple registrations and multiple OBUs. The international service will thus help with smooth crossing of borders, thus eliminating registration delays. Another advantage will be the simplification of toll payment, since payment under a single contract in several countries in which the EETS provider operates at the same time will be possible. Payment of toll and fuel under one contract/fuel card will also be possible. By changing several national OBUs into a single OBE, the driver will finally have fewer distracting elements at the steering wheel.

It depends on the particular EETS Provider and their scope of operation. Each EETS Provider has a list of the countries where they operate the EETS, which means that each country has several EETS Providers. However, the EETS service is only offered for the countries within the EU.

 

The OBU (On-BoardUnit) is the term for a classic national on-board unit, the OBE (On-BoardEquipment) means an EETS on-board unit for several countries.

The technical implementation of the EETS functionality was finalized at the end of 2022. The technical-operational concepts were handed over in mid-2023. The first tests being part of the accreditation were launched at the beginning of the summer. At the end of the accreditation process, a pilot operation will take place. The expected start of the sharp operation should be towards the end of 2023.      

Accreditation with the first EETS providers should be completed towards the end of 2023. We expect the registration to be launched at that time. 

Yes, if I want to use the EETS service, the OBU will have to be replaced by an OBE. It is assumed that each EETS Provider will have their own OBE.

 

No, it is not necessary. Payment of toll is mandatory, whether it is made through a National Provider or an EETS Provider, it is at the discretion of the carrier. Registration in EETS depends on the carrier's preferences, if the carrier wants to remain in the national system, he does not have to change anything.

Each EETS provider should have their own network of sales and contact points where registration should be possible.

The list of providers interested in offering the EETS service in Slovakia can be found here: 

https://www.mytobezhranic.sk/en/providers/   

The parameters of the toll system (the toll rates, charging range) remain the same for both the National Provider and the EETS Provider.

EETS is the European toll system which represents a certain superstructure over the national toll systems and offers selected toll payment services within several EU countries. The toll system that is in the tender process is a form of a National Toll System, which means that it will cover toll collection in the Slovak Republic, EETS support as well as other toll collection services outside the scope of EETS.

If a Slovak truck driver needs three on-board units (OBU) when driving from Slovakia to Germany (a Slovak, an Austrian, and a German OBU), he would need only one on-board equipment (OBE) with the EETS service. The OBE saves space on the windshield and it also saves time. The biggest advantage is that the carrier does not need to check the toll transactions for each country separately. He will have one contract and one invoice.

The registration for the EETS service is not mandatory for the carriers, they can continue to use the system of national toll payments. However, those who want to benefit from all the advantages will choose an EETS service provider – the providers also offer the possibility to pre-register.

The On-Board Equipment (OBE) will be provided by the EETS provider, all you need to do to use it in the vehicle is to plug the supplied cable into a 12V socket or a multiplug.

Individual EETS service providers have a different country coverage, detailed information can be found here: https://www.mytobezhranic.sk/poskytovatelia/

Diaľnica s vozidlami  
 

EETS 


The European Electronic Toll Service (EETS) will simplify crossing borders and the payment system significantly. The EETS service enables the payment of tolls in several toll domains of the European Union under a single contract with a single EETS provider and a single on-board unit.

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BENEFITS

• A signle contract •

 

• A single on-board unit •

 

• A single payment •

 

• Time savd at the borders •

  
 

BASIC TERMS OF OPERATION OF THE EETS SERVICE


For the EETS service functioning, the implemented functionality of EETS in the national toll system and entering into an EETS provision contract with an EETS Provider that has applied for accreditation in the national toll domain are required.

 

PROVIDERS


The list includes EETS providers that have an EETS future contract agreement with the Národná diaľničná spoločnosť.

 

Národná diaľničná spoločnosť (National Motorway Company) offers EETS providers interested in operating on the Slovak market the possibility of reference testing of mutual communication in the back office interfaces of NDS and the respective EETS provider. The reference testing is voluntary and free of charge.

 

In order to take advantage of this offer, the interested party must take the following steps:

  • send a request containing the company identification data, either in writing or electronically to eets@ndsas.sk
  • attach the proof of registration as an EETS Provider to the application
  • conclude a non-disclosure agreement with NDS, which becomes effective upon publication in the Central Register of Contracts


EETS DOMAIN STATEMENT


The Toll Collection Administrator updated the EETS Domain Statement on 22 February 2024.

The updated Documentation in Version 4.0 can be downloaded from the links below, for an overview of the changes click here.

 

0_The EETS Domain Statement_eng_v4.2.pdf (1.49 MB)01_List of Specified Road Sections_eng_v2.0.pdf (574.98 kB)02_The EETS Domain Register_eng_v2.0.pdf (622.82 kB)03_Register of accredited EETS Providers_eng_v1.0.pdf (589.55 kB)04_Framework schedule for the Accreditation procedure_eng_v3.0.pdf (848.32 kB)05_Application for Accreditation Template_eng_v2.0.docx (253.95 kB)06_Schedule of Charges_eng_v3.0.pdf (610.86 kB)06_Schedule of Charges_eng_v4.0.pdf (610.86 kB)07_Future EETS Contract Template_eng_v4.2.docx (57.59 kB)08_Toll Collection Act_eng_v1.0.pdf (571.76 kB)09_Regulation_eng_v1.0.pdf (574.41 kB)10_Decree_eng_v1.0.pdf (564.32 kB)11_EETS Contract Template_eng_v4.2.docx (86.31 kB)12_Bank Guarantee Template_eng_v1.0.pdf (625.84 kB)13_Quality Parameters for the provision of EETS_eng_v3.0.pdf (853.38 kB)14_Glossary of Terms_eng_v4.0.pdf (676.26 kB)15_Intercommunication parameters_eng_v2.1.docx16_Template of the Operational Report_eng_v2.017_Range of Customer Service_eng_v2.0.pdf (600.75 kB)