New number plate changes introduced today may see thousands receive cheap parking

New number plate changes introduced today may see thousands receive cheap parking

Number plate updates mean owners of zero-emissions cars can secure a new green design which could soon give them extra benefits such as discounted parking. The AA says the new plates will make it easier to identify zero-emission cars so local authorities can put in place new incentives to encourage people to make the switch.

“However, almost one in five say the introduction of green number plates may influence them to switch to an EV so it is a move that we welcome.

“To achieve government targets on zero-emissions we need to encourage more drivers to switch and almost half of AA members say they will consider an EV when they next change their car.

“I first drove an EV in 2001 and they have come on in leaps and bounds since then. Today I pleased to be one of the first to get a green plate on my EV.”

Existing electric vehicle owners can purchase a new plate at a registered number plate supplier.

However, Mat and Laura Thomson, founders of the firm said more support was still needed.

They said: “A small perk like parking spaces reserved exclusively for drivers of electric models gives other drivers a daily nudge about the advantages of an electric vehicle.

“Electric vehicles are quietly taking a larger share of the UK market, and should be taken seriously if we want to move towards a greener future.

“Whilst the green spaces would be a welcome initiative, other measures to help incentivise people switch to EVs are much needed.”

Published at Tue, 08 Dec 2020 00:01:00 +0000