'Green' registration plates are set to increase public awareness of zero-emission, fully electric vehicles in the UK, along with government plans to implement local financial incentives for owners of electric vehicles.
Fully electric vehicles (EVs) will display the conventional white and yellow plates on the front and rear with a distinctive green stripe on the left side, intended to raise the profile of zero-emission vehicles. New and old EVs can use them; however, they are not mandatory. Drivers have the option to stick with the standard number plate.
Drivers are being encouraged to make the switch to an electric vehicle as part of the government’s plan to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 by offering substantial financial incentives in towns and cities across the country, such as discounted parking rates and the use of bus lanes, on top of other benefits that come with EV ownership, such as reduced running and maintenance costs, exemption from road tax and most congestion charging zones.
With government plans to cease the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2035, there is a growing number of hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and all-electric vehicles being made available to the market which gives consumers the reassurance that 'alternative fuel vehicles' (AFVs) are here to stay. Such vehicles tend to have a slightly higher purchase price but the long-term benefits of owning an AFV makes one a worthy investment.
Could a distinctive green plate and the benefits of an AFV encourage you to switch?
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