If you've always dreamed of hitting the Autobahn, you'd better be prepared to pay up as German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt has revealed plans to tax foreign drivers beginning in 2016.

If you've always dreamed of hitting the Autobahn, you'd better be prepared to pay up as German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt has revealed plans to tax foreign drivers beginning in 2016.

Under the plan, foreign drivers will be forced to buy a special badge that costs €10 ($13 / £8) for 10 days or €100 ($136 / £79) for a year. German drivers will also have to buy the badges but the cost will be offset by an equivalent reduction in car taxes.

The move has raised objections from neighboring countries such as Austria and the Netherlands but Dobrindt insists the plan does not violate EU rules against discrimination. Dobrindt also says the move could raise up to €2.5 ($3.4 / £1.9) billion over four years

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