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Zero emission cars to get green number plates in UK – Able to ‘secure cheaper parking’

Zero emission cars to get green number plates

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Is this the thin end of the green wedge, as EV owners get ever more preferential treatment from the authorities – on the roads every UK citizen has to pay for?
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Drivers of zero-emission cars are to be given green number plates which could make them eligible to by-pass congestion zone charges or secure cheaper parking, says Metro News.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said they will be available from autumn and would help ‘show people that a greener transport future is within our grasp’.

The move is designed to make switching to electric vehicles more appealing as the government looks to meet its target of achieving net zero emissions by 2050.

Mr Shapps said green number plates ‘could unlock a number of incentives for drivers’ and increase awareness of cleaner vehicles on the roads.

Full report here.