The government has announced the introduction of green number plates on UK roads. This forms part of the government’s plan to help the UK transition to electric vehicles.
The sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans will be banned in the UK by 2030. The introduction of these green number plates is all part of helping to increase awareness of zero emissions vehicles on the road.
Local initiatives such as cheaper parking and free entry into zero-emission zones provides added value for motorists with electric vehicles.
Transport Minister Rachel Maclean 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.
“Not only will green number plates raise awareness of the increasing number of cleaner vehicles on our roads, they could also unlock a number of incentives for drivers. It’s clear there has never been a better time to make the switch to a zero-emission vehicle.
Office for Zero Emission Vehicles
The government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), which oversees the move to zero-emission cars and vans, was recently renamed The Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) to emphasise the government’s net-zero commitment.
Read our blog on why architects must consider electric car charge points at design stage which also includes details of the government grant scheme to help with the cost of installing an EV charging station including:
- Electric vehicle Homecharge Scheme
- Workplace Charging scheme
- On-street residential Chargepoint scheme
As an approved ROLEC EV ChargePoint installer, we provide guidance to architects, builders, property developers, local authorities and homeowners about the optimum position for electric vehicle charging point installation, assistance with the application of the government grant, which can offset the cost of installation, and complete the electrical installation.