New research suggests free-flow tolling cuts emissions by 75%

A new study by tolling technology company Emovis has found that their Free Flow Tolling system has successfully slashed CO2 emissions by 75%.

This also led to a 50% reduction in CO2 emissions for heavy vehicles averaging 10 tonnes.

Emovis operates some of the world’s busiest barrier-free tolling infrastructures in the United States, United Kingdom, Puerto Rico, Canada and Qatar.

The company operates the collection of tolls for the Mersey Gateway in North West England (pictured) through the Merseyflow brand name. It also operates UK enforcement charges for the Dartford Crossing connecting Kent to Essex over the River Thames.

Emovis’s Free Flow Tolling allows vehicles to drive through toll points, putting an end to traffic congestion, and significantly curbing harmful emissions.

New results from a simulation showcased Emovis’s Free Flow Tolling system:

  • Light vehicles, including passenger cars, demonstrated an extraordinary 75% reduction in CO2 emissions, providing a major boost to cleaner air in urban environments.
  • Heavy vehicles, averaging 10 tonnes, exhibited an impressive 50% decrease in CO2 emissions

The company says this shows how Free Flow Tolling benefits both urban environments and public health.

(Picture – Merseyflow)


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