UK plans to issue green license plates to clean vehicles
The special plates, which are already used by countries like Norway, Canada, and China, could be available on green vehicles like electric and hydrogen cars, and are thought to encourage take-up among drivers.
As well as promoting zero emission vehicles, green number plates could help support local incentives for electric vehicles such as access to bus or low emission vehicle lanes, electric charging bays or ultra-low-emission-zones.
The plans are part of a forthcoming government consultation announced which will seek views on whether green plates could work in the UK, and if so, what they should look like.
The consultation could pave the way for the addition of the eye-catching plates to UK vehicles in the next few years.
It comes ahead of the UK hosting the world’s first Zero Emission Vehicle Summit this week, where nations from around the world will come together to agree to support the development of and acceleration in uptake of green vehicles. ■