The idea is designed to raise awareness and to support schemes such as low emission zones, vehicle lanes and parking spaces. Add personal/private letters and users can really stand out from the crowd!
Green private number plates would make users totally indistinguishable from their everyday petrol or diesel-powered equivalents, a green private number plate could become the new trend for motorists and businesses wanting to signal their environmental credentials. Potential EV owners might welcome this as a subtle way of showing that they are joining a small but fast-growing club – there are now at least 168,000 cars on the road that have been bought with the government’s plug-in grant scheme and numbers are rising steadily.
This new cleaner, greener transport has the potential to bring with it cleaner air, a better environment and stronger economies for countries around the world. The Department for Transport has launched a consultation on the scheme, which is similar to systems already in place in Norway, Canada and China.
Green private number plates would be more noticeable to road users and will draw an increased attraction of clean vehicles, highlighting the changing social norms around vehicle ownership.
Plans for a forthcoming consultation were announced on Sunday and could pave the way for the plates to be installed on UK vehicles in the next few years. It will consider potential designs for the eye-catching plates, which could include being entirely green on the front, back or both sides of the vehicle, or a green symbol.
Watch this space …. Could this be the beginning of “green” private number plates?!