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London Partner and Co-Leader of the Energy, Environment & Infrastructure Team Mark Richards was quoted June 16 by Air Quality News after the announcement by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps that green number plates for electric vehicles will be introduced across the UK beginning later this year. Richards commented: “Whilst the green flash number plates are not intended to be the only measure to encourage drivers to switch to zero-emission vehicles, when viewed across a range of financial incentivise and benefits – the measure could be a very valuable and visible way to showcase the benefits of zero-emission vehicles. However, as we have witnessed in countries such as Norway and the Netherlands to massively accelerate the transition to zero-emission vehicles the full eco-system needs to be developed providing plentiful charging options for drivers, real financial incentives to switch and education on the benefits of zero-emission motoring such as air quality improvements, lower total cost of ownership and potential safety benefits.”

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