Consultation outcome

Introduction of green number plates for ultra low emission vehicles

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Detail of outcome

Outcome to the green number plates for ultra low emission vehicles consultation which states:

  • we will implement a UK-wide mechanism which will enable people to spot and differentiate vehicles based on their environmental impact, eligible to vehicles with zero tailpipe emissions
  • will make the the scheme will be non-mandatory, opt-out, available to:
    • new and existing qualifying vehicles
    • eligible cars, vans, taxis, motorbikes, as well as buses, coaches, HGVs
  • that green number plates will consist of a green flash on the left hand side of the number plate

The outcome was published on 12 June 2020.

Original consultation

Summary

Proposals for introducing green number plates for ultra low emission vehicles (ULEVs).

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Consultation description

Consultation setting out our initial view and inviting comments on a range of aspects regarding the introduction of green number plates, including:

  • eligibility
  • design
  • rollout
  • enforcement

​The purpose of introducing green number plate is to:

  • provide a UK-wide mechanism enabling people to spot and differentiate vehicles based on their environmental impact
  • help inform road-users and normalise the idea of clean vehicles on our roads, encouraging a shift to cleaner vehicles
  • help local authorities to identify ULEVs and bring in local incentives for electric vehicles

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Consultation on the introduction of green number plates for ultra-low emission vehicles

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Published 22 October 2019
Last updated 16 June 2020 + show all updates
  1. Outcome released.

  2. First published.