Electric cars can have green license plates from next week: the state incentive to promote battery vehicles begins on December 8th
- License plates with a green flash on the left can be used on new and existing electric vehicles
- You will help authorities identify zero-emission cars made from gasoline and diesel
- The councils could then create incentives, for example cheaper parking spaces in cities
Emission-free electric cars will be able to display green license plates starting Tuesday, December 8th to help increase battery vehicle sales.
The special license plates, which flash green on one side, can be used on new and existing fully electric cars from next week to distinguish them from internal combustion engines.
By easily identifying zero-emission vehicles, Secretary of Transportation Grant Shapps said this will “help local authorities design and implement new policies to motivate people to own and drive them”.
While no further details have been revealed yet, this could open the door to electric vehicles that are granted special privileges such as car driving. B. Access to bus lanes and parking in the city and in city centers.
Green light: New and old electric cars will be able to display license plates with green flashes from next week
The British Number Plate Manufacturers Association confirmed the imminent arrival of the green signs.
The Ministry of Transport and the Office for Low-Emission Vehicles would have given the green light for the use of the license plates from December 8th and they could be retrofitted to existing electric cars, provided they do not cause CO2 emissions.
In June, Shapps said the special license plates would help the government “drive a green economic recovery” and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.
He suggested that drivers could benefit from local initiatives like cheaper parking and free entry to zero-emission zones, where those with a green license plate are recognized as eligible.
The signs are identified by a green lightning bolt on the left – the selection design of three options proposed last year.
The Transport Minister said: “A green recovery is key to meeting our net zero carbon commitments while fueling economic growth.
“Green license plates could unleash a range of incentives for drivers, raising awareness of cleaner vehicles on our roads and showing people that a greener transport future is within reach.
“We’re helping small businesses develop the transportation technology of the future by investing millions of pounds to ensure UK businesses continue to be at the forefront of low-carbon innovation and research.”
The signs will help local authorities identify zero-emission electric cars in order to create future privileges for drivers of these clean vehicles
According to reports, zero-emission electric vehicles with license plates could gain access to cheaper parking spaces in the city and downtown, as well as use bus lanes
While Shapps, the owner of a Tesla Model 3 electric car, supported the arrival of the license plates, automotive industry insiders have questioned the impact of the incentive.
The RAC said the signs could become a badge of honor for some drivers and encourage resentment among existing gasoline and diesel vehicle drivers.
Edmund King, AA president, said he supported the concept by showing that a poll of thousands of members found that just over a third supported the program to differentiate electric vehicles from conventional cars.