In order to better identify new energy vehicles, the Ministry of Public Security has launched the design and piloting work of exclusive license plates for new energy vehicles since 2016. Different from the blue plates, the new plates’ main color is green, which represents “green, environmental protection and science and technology”. The plates with exclusive logos adopt new style, material, technique and anti-counterfeit technology, which facilitates differentiated management and identification and highlights the features and technological innovation of new energy vehicles.
So far, the exclusive license plates for new energy vehicles have been introduced in many cities like Shanghai, Nanjing, Wuxi, Jinan and Shenzhen. According to the Ministry of Public Security, besides municipalities directly under the Central Government, capital cities and the capital cities of autonomous regions, the exclusive license plates will be piloted in at least one or two cities in each province (autonomous region) by the end of December, 2017 and promoted in all cities across the country in the first half of 2018.