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.