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Green number plates - launch confirmed for 8th December

Article Published - 20/11/2020

They can be retro-fitted to 164,000 existing zero-emission vehicles.

Last night, the British Number Plate Manufacturers Association confirmed green number plates can be fitted from 8th December 2020.

As your number plate manufacturer, we can supply you with green number plate components. If you'd like to pre-order green number plates, click here. We'll then despatch your order to arrive with you a few days before 8th December.


Going green - the confirmed details:

  • they can be fit from 8th December 2020 to new or existing zero emission vehicles
  • the plate will include a green 'flash' as shown above
  • the green flash will be a retro-reflective and a specific green
  • we'll supply reflective with the green flash and your normal acrylic
  • they'll mean free parking and other benefits in some towns.


How to order - part numbers


  • 11114200 White Standard Oblong 520x111mm Nikkalite with green flash
  • 11114250 Yellow Standard Oblong 520x111mm Nikkalite with green flash


Standard Oblong

  • 20050100G White Standard Oblong 520x111mm made-up plate with green flash
  • 20050200G Yellow Standard Oblong made-up plate with green flash


Lipped oblong

  • 20101100G White Lipped Oblong 520x125mm made-up plate with green flash
  • 20101140G Yellow Lipped Oblong made-up plate with green flash


Can we fit green plates to an existing zero-emission car?

Yes! It's now confirmed you can retro-fit to existing zero-emission vehicles.

Green plates could become a great value-adding service for customers in cities with green plate benefits.


How will green number plates be made?

A green plate will be made using the usual combination of reflective plus acrylic, but the reflective panel will include a specialised green flash (also retro-reflective).

Our green plates will be compliant with all the regulations and any relevant information will be included on our marketing support materials.


Will Jepson & Co support me with the launch of green number plates?

Yes! We'll supply you marketing materials to promote green plates, including posters, images, flyers and guidance on how to use green plates. We welcome your ideas - email


Where can I find out more?

Green plates are part of the government's Road to Zero strategy and are mentioned in an announcement made on Wednesday.

For more detail on green plates, take a look at the original government announcement here or yesterday's BNMA announcement here.


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