Green number plates for UK’s EVs to roll out in Autumn

EVs with green number plates could benefit with lower parking charges and free access into zero-emission zones

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The UK Government has confirmed plans to launch green number plates for electric vehicles (EVs) in Autumn.

The Department for Transport (DfT), which confirmed the development, said the rollout supports government’s plans to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 and encourages a wider switch to EVs.

It notes EVs with green number plates could benefit from lower parking charges and free access into zero-emission zones.

Zero-emission research will also be funded under a £12 million investment by the DfT.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said: “Green number plates could unlock a number of incentives for drivers and increase awareness of cleaner vehicles on our roads, showing people that a greener transport future is within our grasp.

“We’re supporting small businesses to develop the transport tech of the future through a multi-million-pound investment, ensuring that UK businesses remain at the forefront of low carbon innovation and research.’’