Hamburg’s electric cars to receive special plates

Volkswagen e-up!
The city of Hamburg is calling for electric-powered vehicles, such as Volkswagen’s e-Golf and e-up!, to be fitted with special number plates to mark them out from their internal combustion-engined counterparts.

To encourage the growth of zero-emission vehicles in the city, which is a major transport hub in Northern Germany, electric cars will be exempt from paying for parking, while being allowed access to less-congested lanes usually reserved for buses and taxis.

In order for them to be instantly identified by the city’s police and traffic wardens, their number plates will feature unique blue numbers accompanied by a letter E. So sticking a lightning bolt on the back of your Golf R isn’t going to work. Anymore.

[Source: Auto Bild]

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