Green plates are a go!

You may remember a while ago we wrote about the proposal for 'green' number plates, an incentive designed to promote an awareness of electric vehicles and those producing zero CO2 emissions while also making these cleaner vehicles more instantly recognisable
27/01/2021 News
Green number plate

You can read our previous article here

Well, as of this week, you could start seeing these new green plates on UK roads.

The new ‘green’ number plates will in fact retain the current colours of white and yellow for front and rear but will bear a green stripe or ‘flash’ design on the left-hand side of the plate, a design that can also be combined with the regional emblems already permitted. The green plates are not compulsory but displaying them can bestow certain rewards for ‘clean’ motorists.

As a nation, we are set to become carbon neutral by 2050, with a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles in place from 2030 to help us achieve this goal. Until then, owning an electric vehicle or other zero CO2 emissions vehicle is entirely optional, although different local authorities are implementing various schemes and incentives across the country to help motivate drivers make the change to cleaner vehicles. Some areas will offer free or cheaper parking, others will grant the use of bus lanes and/or permission to enter ‘clean zones’, depending on the type of vehicle you drive.

The new green plates, available only for vehicles emitting zero CO2 emissions at the tailpipe, are designed to help implement such incentives, making qualifying cars more easily recognisable.

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Not only will green number plates raise awareness of the increasing number of cleaner vehicles on our roads, they could also unlock a number of incentives for drivers. It’s clear there has never been a better time to make the switch to a zero-emission vehicle.

The new green number plates will be one of the various options available at

If you have already purchased a registration from us in the past and now qualify for the new green plates, we can provide these if required. Simply contact us on 01792 477316 and one of our Sales Team will be happy to help.

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