Almost one third of UK drivers do not know what green number plates represent, more than six months after their introduction, according to a new AA survey.

The new number plates were introduced in December 2020 to indicate a zero-emission vehicle.

The most popular misconceptions in the survey, which questioned 14,719 drivers, were:

  • 274 people thought it denoted being allowed to park in green zones
  • 53 people thought the driver was an Irish National
  • 36 people thought it meant the driver was a member of the Green Party
  • 35 people thought it meant the driver voted Brexit

Edmund King, AA president, who was one of the first to get a green number plate last December, says he expects the plates to become a more common sight, as it is projected that electric vehicles will make up a quarter of new car sales in 2025.