New plates for electric vehicles get trial
Five cities in Eastern China will begin issuing specialized license plates for electric vehicles next month on a trial basis, to promote the use of green energy in the country.
The new plate design for electric vehicles will see changes in color and in the arrangements of numbers and letters, differentiating them from the traditional blue and white plate design.
Auto expert Zhang Zhiyong believes that the move will greatly promote the use of electric vehicles in China.
“We have such a large number of electric vehicle owners ... The trial run allows them to be more recognizable and when people see green powered cars on the road, they will be more likely to accept them and this will build consumer confidence and trust in these kinds of vehicles and the new energy industry.”
During the trial run period, newly bought electric vehicles registered in the five cities will be issued the new license plates.