Green licence plates now on the UK’s roads

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Published on 8 December 2020 by Mike Waters

A new design of licence plates with a green stripe for vehicles that give off no carbon dioxide emissions will now be a feature of the nation’s roads as of today (December 8th 2020). 

Designed to highlight the number of zero-emission vehicles on the roads and help make it easier to administer benefits such as free parkingallowing the use of bus lanes or free entry into zero-emissions zones, the new licence plates will be available for motorcycles, cars, taxis, vans, buses and HGVs.  

The launch of the new green licence plates follows shortly after the BMF welcomed assurances by the Department for Transport that motorcycles will not be included in the government’s plans to ban the sales of new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030. 

Commenting, Transport Minister Rachel Maclean MP said: “We are going further and faster than any other major economy to decarbonise transport, improving air quality in our towns and cities in the process and harnessing the power of clean, green technology to end the UK’s contribution to climate change by 2050. 
“It’s clear there has never been a better time to make the switch to a zero-emission vehicle.” 
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