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UK rolls out green number plates today

08 December 2020

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Zero-emission vehicles will be eligible for the new number plates which the government hopes will persuade more people to buy a cleaner vehicle.

What's happening?

Zero-emissions vehicles in the UK will get special number plates from today. The new plates are available for zero-emission vehicles only and can be identified by a green flash on the left-hand side. 

What's the big idea?

The government reckons green number plates could unlock a number of incentives for drivers and increase awareness of cleaner vehicles on our roads, showing people that a greener transport future is within our grasp. For instance, it will be easier for local authorities to spot vehicles which qualify for potential incentives like cheaper parking or bypassing congestion zone charges.

What do the energy networks think?

We think it's a great idea. Introducing green number plates and incentives for drivers of zero-emissions vehicles is a very welcome step forward. It will help to increase the number of electric vehicles on the road, improving air quality and helping us meet our climate targets.

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Press contacts

ENA press office

+44 (0)7792 220 974
[email protected]