FAQ – CO2 emission regulations for light delivery and light articulated vehicles (collectively referred to as light commercial vehicles)


Digitalisation of CO2 enforcement

What is the process for small importers to obtain certification?

What should a large importer do if it doesn't have a UID?

What will change with the digitalisation of CO2 enforcement?

What do I have to do to use digital services on the DETEC eGovernment portal?

How are vehicles assigned from 25 march 2024?

Can one user manage several large importers on the eGovernment portal?

Procedure for vehicle importers

What do I have to do before requesting certification?

I am a small importer. How do I register a vehicle?

How do I register as a large importer?

What are emissions pools?

General information about CO2 emission regulations

What are the carbon emission regulations for vans and light articulated vehicles?

Why have these regulations been introduced?

Which vehicles are classed as vans or light articulated lorries (LCVs)? Do the regulations also apply to mobile homes?

What counts as 'initial registration'? Do the regulations apply to second-hand cars?

Which target values apply?

Who are the regulations aimed at?

To whom do the regulations apply in the case of multi-stage vehicles?

If a person enjoys certain privileges or immunities, what regulations apply to their vehicle(s)?

An LCV has already been imported several times before initial registration in Switzerland. Who is liable for it?

When is the penalty due?

What happens to the revenue from penalties?

Calculation of penalties

How are CO2 target levels calculated for small importers?

How is the carbon target for large importers calculated?

The EU has exemptions for manufacturers of small and niche brands. Are these regulations also applied in Switzerland?

What are the applicable data for CO2 and unladen weight?

What is the applicable unladen weight of multi-stage vehicles of small importers?

What happens if an LCV does not have WLTP measurement values?

How is the penalty calculated for an individual vehicle?

What is the penalty if the target value is exceeded?

Which date is taken to calculate penalties? What is the reference year?

Do importers receive a bonus if they import and register new vehicles with carbon emissions of less than 186g/km?

What is 'assignment of an imported LCV'? How can a vehicle be assigned to another importer?

Specialist staff
Last modification 02.12.2020

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