Green number plates for clean vehicles - Consultation to ask for views on promotion of ultra-low emission vehicles – AA comments

Green number plates for clean vehicles - Consultation to ask for views on promotion of ultra-low emission vehicles – AA comments

Posted 10 September, 2018 at 13:17

Author Mark Bradshaw on behalf of (IFM) Independent Forecourt Magazine


Commenting on the Department for Transports consultation on equipping electric and ultra-low emission vehicles with green number plates*, Edmund King, AA president says; “Green registration plates are used in places across the globe from Beijing to Oslo and Ontario to denote electric vehicles.

“As the number of green plates increases it could help convince previously sceptical drivers that electric vehicles work.

“It could also be an easier way to implement incentives for electric car ownership such as free or preferential parking.

“However, we believe drivers should be able to choose whether they opt for a green plate in the same way that they may currently opt for a GB or Euro symbol on their number plate.

“Drivers shouldn’t be forced to display their green credentials on their number plate.

“The plates would also need to be compatible with safety requirements and ANPR, speed camera technology.”

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