What will 2021 Number Plates be Like in the UK?

What will 2021 Number Plates be Like in the UK?

It is a set rule that UK number plates change every spring and autumn, which is on the 1st of March and 1st of September. But most don’t know what changes will happen and what the numbers will be in 2021.

Some interesting facts regarding Number Plates we should know

  • The Current system, which is in place since September 2001
  • The New number plates with 21 will come in March 2021
  • The 2020 decade will keep 2s and 7s in the number plates
  • While 2030 decade will have 3s and 8s
  • Never ever tamper with the registration plate
  • The First two letters in your number plate represents the UK regions
  • Zero-emission vehicles and battery-operated vehicles will get green plates

Current Format

The current format of number plates we see today came into force way back in 2001. The current format divides a number plate into three sections. They are as mentioned below:

  • From left the first two letters represents the region of UK the car is registered
  • The middle two numbers represent the year the car is registered
  • The last three letters on the right are randomly generated

What will 2021 Number Plate Look Like?

Number plated which comes out in March has the last two digits of the year and the ones that come out in September have 50 plus to the last digit of the year. So on 1st of March 2021 new car will have a registration number with 21 in it, and on the 1st of September 2021 new car will have a registration number with 71 in it.

Green Number Plates

As of 8th December 2020, DVLA has decided to award new fully electric and hydrogen fuel cell cars with GREEN number plates. This is being done to appreciate owners and also recognise zero tailpipe emission cars that are provided extra facility by DVLA. However, Electric and Hydrogen fuel cell car owners can opt-out of the green plate and go for a regular registration plate design.

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