After a series of successful tests, the UK administration will continue with theplan of fixing green number plates to electric vehicles this coming autumn.
The action of deliberation into the plan commenced the last October with the Department for Transport (DFT). In the discussions, having a varied number of plates fitted onto electric vehicles would make them unique for easy identification to local authorities as well as businesses planning to encourage low carbon conveyance through discounted parking schemes.
Also, the Department of Transport believed that ordinary members of the public and businesses could quickly point out the number of electric cars on the streets. They will also get the notion that the greener future transport is already living with them.
Production of those number plates will start this autumn. The number of dishes will be on the left side of the vehicles, and they will have a green flash for easy identification. Vehicles grouped as ‘zero-emission’ will be protected, and the green number plates will be fitted on the new cars before a substitute plan is made.
However, there is no clarity if the car of motorist users will pay for the number of plates or if the UK authority will fund the plan. The Transport Secretary Grant Shapps affirmed on 16 June that the scheme would fall into the category of Covid-19 recovery plan. Full information concerning the project will be out by the end of the month.
Notably, many local authorities have put off plans for clean air regions, and electric vehicle approaches. The reason behind the delays is the outbreak of Coronavirus pandemic, forcing authorities to diverge their funds into the containment of the crisis.
In an announcement, the RAC stated that as much as they plan to put green number plates on vehicles is about to take place, it would not make the people divert to the use of electric cars. Instead, the government would focus on plans such as bringing on the table the right financial motives.
To complement the statement made on number plates, the Department of Transport unleashed funds totaling to €12 million. The funds will cater for operations aiming to reduce carbon emissions in the transport department. The funds will be accessible through the Office for Low Carbon Emission (OLEV). Out of the €12m, €10m will cater for the new change aimed for zero-carbon emissions in vehicles whereby there will be allocation of funds to bodies in electric cars, charging structures and hydrogen vehicle department. The other €2m will go directly into UK SMEs, aiming for zero carbon emissions.