The Anonymous Widower

Clean Drivers To Sport Green Numberplates

The title of this post is the same as that as an article on page 11 of today’s Sunday Times.

The first paragraph gives a few more details.

Electric and hydrogen-powered cars, vans and taxis may be awarded green numberplates in a public display of virtue.Chris Grayling, the transport secretary, said giving clean vehicles a “green badge of honour” was a “brilliant way of helping increase awareness” ans “might just encourage people to think about” getting one themselves.

I think it’s a good idea and apparently Norway, Canada and China have green plates.

I like it as it would be easier to spot a battery taxi, which are so much nicer than the older models.

Jesse Norman, a junior Government minister is also thinking about tax breaks for e-Bikes and for ecargobikes for “last mile” deliveries.

September 9, 2018 - Posted by | Energy Storage, Hydrogen, Transport | , , , ,


  1. Sounds a great idea. I am looking at the idea of an ebike – I have poor balance, so it would be a 3 wheeler – for shorter trips under about 3 or 4 miles. Since cancer diagnosis and the dealing with symptoms, such as breathlessness and low folate level etc, I should be back to being able to cycle that distance – I am already back to nearly 2 miles on static bike. Electric charging points for electric cars aren’t very plentiful around here at present. And we don’t have a driveway as we live on a main road, so could charge at home easily.

    Comment by nosnikrapzil | September 9, 2018 | Reply

    • I think the North believes that electric vehicles are only for soppy Southerners!

      Do you get B12 injections?

      Comment by AnonW | September 9, 2018 | Reply

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