EV Number Plates – (Electrical Vehicle Number Plates)

EV number plates are a growing number plate purchase here at NPC! With the rise in electrical vehicles being purchased we get asked about this number plate A LOT! And YES – we do cater to your needs below 

WHAT your EV Number Plate will look like!

Exactly like our standard vehicle you can select a variety of options varying from Standard 2D Printed Plate, 3D plates or 4D Plate we use a high-quality gloss gel-resin that we cut to the needs of your number plate applied with extra strong adhesive providing that glistening, shining number plate appearance for a 3D look OR if you’re looking to upgrade to 4D you can customise with an extra lazer-cut base on which a second layer of gloss or acrylic can be applied

Our most BASIC, AFFORDABLE modification, the gleam it gives to your EV vehicle, backed with the most premium quality materials and 3 years warranty as long as they are not screwed in, will GUARANTEE you a stand-out from the crowd look! Even in traffic your vehicle will be desirable!

WHY Choose an EV Number Plate?

Of the top reasons to choose a Number Plate Clinic EV 3D Plate our Top 3 are

* IMPRESSION! We all know investing and caring for your electric vehicle is a priority! So, our EV Plate guarantees the look of care with its shimmering, floating, solid and regular new look on the road whilst remaining 100% road legal

* DURABILITY! All EV plates are created with strongest adhesive that guarantees your plate will last all the seasons, weathers and road happenings and are backed with a 3-year warranty excluding road traffic collisions!

* CUSTOMISABILITY! Your EV plate can be non-customised, customised or highly customised according to your requirements with a variety of road-legal side badges and borders added to give your vehicle a highly-visibility, elite feel!

When You Select Your Road Legal EV Number Plates, You Have The Following Options :

* Registration Number – Add your private registration number or standard DVLA number

* Front/Back – Select whether you would prefer front number plate, rear number plate or both front AND back number plate

* Plate Type – Select whether you would prefer a standard plate(BS AU 145e), a premium reflective plate, a show plate/character spacing (NOT road legal) OR our signature Tinted Number Plate (NOT road legal)

* Fitting – Select whether you would like us to provide fitting or you would like to purchase or not purchase our EXTRA strong adhesive sticky pads that will secure your 4D number plates tightly to your vehicle (as long as fitted properly) 

* Extras – Select from our large array of customisable features such as extra 4D layers, 4D borders or sleek side badges

* Add to Basket – Checkout and receive your high resolution, premium fully customised 4D Number Plates within 3-5 working days!

NB: There is NO design we CANNOT accommodate!

FAQ’s

1. Which documents do I need to Send?

To purchase a 4D Number Plates please provide the following

  • Vehicle ownership proof – V5C or V5CNI logbook, V5C/2 or V5C/2NI new keeper slip, or the V778 certificate.
  • Valid ID – driving license, passport or a utility bill

Necessary to keep to motoring laws, your data and information is kept secure and confidential at all times

2. When do I get my 4D Number Plates?

Guaranteed to arrive 3-5 working days depending on 1st class or Standard Delivery option selected, we are swift in getting your number plate to you

If you are looking to receive communication on your 4D or 3D Number Plates you can contact us directly in-store or simply pop us a message using the live WhatsApp chat on this site

Want to get your 4D or 3D plate faster? You can also choose same day collection or pop in and we will fit your number plate for you personally

3. Are 4D Number Plates Road Legal?

YES – Our 4D Laser Cut Number Plates you will happy to know are 100% road legal and meet all requirement of British Standards. As long as you do not choose colours and legally space your characters you meet with all rules and regulations and are guaranteed

Be concern-free, as here at Number Plate Clinic we take pride in offering you number plates that meet all requirements

4. Will I Pass my MOT with a 4D Number Plates?

Short answer – YES again!

As long as you ensure the steps you follow in your 4D Number Plates customisation select the legal boxes you need not be worried about legalities. Ensure your customisation features legal spacing, legal finish and legal characters and we will do the rest

Our Team will notify you when a non-road legal step is being taken! 

5. What if my 4D Number Plate is Damaged?

As long as your bespoke custom plate has not been in a vehicle accident or tampered with we off 3 YEAR WARRANTY to put your mind at ease that your 4D Number Plates will be given the attention it needs

The best part it is HIGHLY unlikely you will have any issues as our 4D characters are later cut to perfection and 3D gloss gel bound with the strongest adhesive to ensure your number plate withstands the elements and any minor bumps you may experience

Screwing your 3D Number Plates or 4D Number Plates is not recommended, and will void your 3-year warranty. We recommended using Extra strong sticky-pads

6. What Happens If You Get Caught Without A Front Number Plate?

You could be fined up to £1,000 and your car will probably fail its MOT test
It is a legal requirement to display a front number plate on your vehicle. If you are caught driving without one, you could face a hefty fine and your car may fail its MOT test. Find out more about the penalties for not having a front number plate and how to avoid getting caught.Lets not get a penalty for no front number plate

If you get caught driving in the UK without a number plate, under the new proposal, you will get three penalty points on your licence, and you will also be asked to pay a one hundred pounds fine. Don’t be surprised; that’s what any driver with an obscured or missing number plate gets after violating the law. 

However, the three points penalty on the driver’s licence is a new bill just at the proposal level. Drivers may have to face that punishment in the next coming months. However, the existing penalty for any driver who moves a car without a number plate is paying a one hundred pounds fine.

That proposal was made to close the loophole in the UK law and, at the same time, motivate vehicle and motorcycle users to abide by the laws that corner using number plate. 

If you get yourself a brand-new car, you may have this ‘I can’t wait’ feeling to jump into it and cruise around the neighbourhood in the UK. Well, I’d say that’s a good feeling. Everybody feels like that when they newly acquire their new ride, especially if it’s their dream car.    

But, as thrilling as that may sound, driving around in the UK without number plate might land you into trouble. So, I would advise you to wait, do your number plate registration, and place it at the front and back of your car before you jump into it. 

Can I drive in the UK without a number plate?

If you are nursing the question ‘Can I drive without a number plate?’ in your mind, the answer is No.

Let’s face it.

Driving without plate numbers on your car is against the law in the UK. As a standard rule, all vehicles moving on the road must have number plates in the front and back. And, that’s not all about it.

There are other specific rules that you need to put into observation regarding the number plate color, character’s color, and the materials used. 

In the UK, white is the accepted colour for the front number plate while the one at the rear must be yellow, both with black characters on them.

Meanwhile, this law is not established just to stress the UK car owners. Instead, it is to make it possible for other drivers and even pedestrians to vividly tell the front of a car from its back after seeing the reflective number plate.

The white and yellow colour system will also make it easier for other drivers and pedestrians to determine whether the car is coming to them or moving away from them. That is why it is easier for car owners to navigate at night.

Is it the same law that binds motorcycles?

If you are riding a motorcycle, you are bound by a different law. From September 1st, 2001, it has become a law that no motorcycle should display a number plate at the front, and a single number plate must be at the rear. Meanwhile, the rear motor bike number plate, like that of vehicles, must be yellow with black characters. Additionally, the plate must be made from a reflexive material to make it more visible at night.

Those that used motorcycles earlier before September 1st, 2001, have enjoyed putting a number plate at the front of their bike. However, it is now against the law.

What happens if the number plate is illegal?

As much as driving without a number plate attract a fine, the same thing goes with a driver caught with an illegal number plate on the vehicle. The new bill also targets those who use number plates that are not correct with the standard specifications provided by the road management authorities. A number plate can be illegal if:

  • It’s made in the wrong size
  • It comes with an unofficial font type
  • Wrongly spaced, or
  • Having colour-capped screws that affect the appearance of the characters   

If you are caught with any of the above-listed offences, you can be issued a warning notice giving you 14 days to correct the faults without a fine. However, if you are caught repeatedly, you may have to pay a fine for as much as £1, 000 and your personalised number plate might be confiscated.

What Happens If You Get Caught Without A Number Plate?

It is against the law for cars to display no front number plate or rear number plate. All cars on the road are required to display registrations at both the front and rear of the vehicle. The number plate at the front of the car must be white with the index marks clearly visible in black.

It is illegal to not display your front number plate?

regardless of whether you decide to place it in the window of your vehicle. Although you may see many vehicles in expensive areas with their number plates removed, they are doing so illegally and may have to pay a high price for doing so.

What’s the penalty? Yes driving on public roads without a front number plate on a car is illegal in nearly all instances. If caught, you’ll likely be fined & 3 points penalty on the driver’s licence. You could be fined up to £1,000 and your car will probably fail its MOT test.

7. Why UK Number Plates Are Different Colours

Every country across the world has its own system of car registration. Everything differs from the procedure of the entire registration process to the documents required, and amazingly, there are also differences in uk number plates style and colour. If you are very current, you would have noticed that India does not use the same number plate colour as France. And it goes on like that from one country to the other. Even among the same European countries, there are slight differences. 

For instance, the French number plate, though it looks very much like the one used in the UK, differs from having black characters on white plates, and that is what the car owners place at the front and back of their vehicle. However, in the UK, it is two different colours – Yellow and white.

If you want to drive on the road in the UK, your vehicle must feature the two uk number plate colours. You will affix a yellow number plate with black characters on it at the rear of your car, while the one you fix at the front must be a white plate with still black characters on it. Any other colour combination aside from the aforementioned is unlawful and can attract a huge fine. If you are very current, you would have noticed that India does not use the same number plate colour as France. And it goes on like that from one country to the other. Even among the same European countries, there are slight differences. 

For instance, the French number plate, though it looks very much like the one used in the UK, differs from having black characters on white plates, and that is what the car owners place at the front and back of their vehicle. However, in the UK, it is two different colours – Yellow and white.

If you want to drive on the road in the UK, your vehicle must feature the two number plate colours. You will affix a yellow number plate with black characters on it at the rear of your car, while the one you fix at the front must be a white plate with still black characters on it. Any other colour combination aside from the aforementioned is unlawful and can attract a huge fine.

UK number plate laws

If you don’t know, there are laws guiding number plates in the UK, which are very strict. From the exact size of the (height and width) of the characters on the plate to the suitable materials on which the characters are imprinted, UK number plates have several rules you must abide by as a car owner if you want to cruise confidently everywhere you go.

What’s more? The characters are crafted in a specific font type which Charles Wright. Though the advent of modern technology has provided room for customization with 3D and 4D printing, you need to use the right colours in the front and back of your car.   

 Otherwise, you may have to bear some losses, which could involve a failed MOT and a fine that can soar as high as one thousand pounds. The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) will not pardon anyone when it comes to number plate color offenses.

But wait, why are UK Number plates white and yellow?

We can tell you that most car owners in the UK do not know the reason behind the two specific colors. They take it as what the law enforces and gently abide by it. But, are you curious? 

Back in the days, UK number plates’ colour used to be black with either white or silver characters projecting the alphanumerical registration display. You will have seen something like that if you are much familiar with old movies or pictures. 

In 1972, this old number plate style was already extinct but still considered legal on cars and large vehicles until 2012 when the UK government decided to phase it out permanently.   

Presently, it is a law that all cars must carry two different number plate colours – white and yellow. The white plate will stand in the front while you put the yellow at the back. And, both must carry black characters. 

So, what is a significant reason for the two colours? Let’s go into the details.

Of course, every colour has its peculiar meanings, but that has nothing to do with the UK number plate colours. Mind you, the primary reason for a number plate is to enable other motorists, and the authorities concerned a quick and clear identification of the letters and numbers on it.

If an accident or criminal act occurs, the number plate is the best aid for the police to get the essential details quickly. That, and a few other reasons, is why the front number plate colour is always white.

Why is then the rear number plate yellow?

If black and white make it easier for people to read number plates, why yellow? That is a good question. But, according to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), having yellow colour at the rear of the car makes it easy for drivers on the road to be sure if they are looking at the front of the other vehicle or the back.

That mindset is only set to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) in the UK, which is why you can’t find any other country using a white number plate in the front and yellow at the back.

In Summary

The UK uses white and yellow number plate colour to make it easy for motorists and other authorities concerned to clearly read the plate’s characters and differentiate back from the front without confusion.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate in contacting us on info@numberplateclinic.co.uk / 0777 444 55 16

for change of delivery address requests, we can modify the address at any time before the order is sent. Please contact us at 0777 444 55 16 to amend or make any adjustments to your purchase.

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