Marc;40836:Some voting the other way though @BevIt would be interesting to know why
Marc;40883:Good points well made @DuppyWhat about congestion/clean air zones? EVs tend to be exempt from these, even the London one.
Antski;41512:It's a bit virtue signalling but it's not a terrible idea.
Spike;42873:I was initially against this because it does feel a bit virtue signalling, but did hear a convincing argument for more important reasons..Firefighters are not all car geeks and some electric vehicles can look very similar to their fossil-fuelled stable mates. How emergency services react at accident scenes is important where high voltage is concerned. Whilst a vehicle might lose a plate in an accident, it's unlikely to lose both; speeding up the identification of an EV and how the emergency team should respond can only be a good thing.
greenstripe;56336:How long before green number plate stickers are available on eBay to put on ICE vehicles?In order to try and cheat the system and take advantage of EV only privileges
Jon1;56505:i can imagine their will soon be all sorts of diy idiots running to B&Q to buy green tape, surly the girls and boys who spend all day sending fines out wont relie on a small silly green bit on a number plate and will stick to the ANPR cameras that seem more popular in london than street lights.so will marc and all other current EV owners. Will you be going to halfords to purchase new number plates? (other retailers are available)
Marc;56494:Given your community username @greenstripe are you selling any?
Jon1;56520:Thats an idea woz. In years to come there will be a market for fake exhausts and speakers that blast out "retro" engine noises. The chavs will lap them up.this time in 2040 we will be millionaires. Or dead coz i got hit by a silent car.
greenstripe;56540:Fake exhausts and speakers are already a thing - a lot of manufacturers fit fake pipes and sound generators to moderate the sound of the cars on their sporty models.All new Electric/Hybrid vehicles (as of July 2019) are also required to make a sound when traveling at 20kmph (12mph) or below so that pedestrians can hear them coming:https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-noise-systems-to-stop-silent-electric-cars-and-improve-safety
greenstripe;56540:All new Electric/Hybrid vehicles (as of July 2019) are also required to make a sound when traveling at 20kmph (12mph) or below so that pedestrians can hear them coming:https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-noise-systems-to-stop-silent-electric-cars-and-improve-safety
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