The carbon footprint that the car manufacturing industry is triggering on a daily basis is not easy to ignore. Add the devastating effects of millions of cars being driven on the roads of the planet every minute of every hour and you should see the greater picture. It is imperative to find safer alternatives to the heavily polluting vehicles we now own and use. Electric and zero-emission cars are definitely an important chance we hope more drivers will embrace in the near future. In the meantime, drivers in the UK who are already enjoying their zero-emission cars could soon be driving cars with green license plates. The reason? To raise more awareness on the topic of zero-emission transportation alternatives that are currently available and encourage more people to use them.
Green License Plates Are Already Used By Canadians
Canadians in Ontario are already used to seeing cars with green license plates on the roads. Most of them know what these numbers mean: the respective cars are non-polluting. The United Kingdom government has also launched an official debate that could trigger similar solutions for UK drivers: zero-emission cars could start using green license plates. The reasons behind this future campaign are similar to the ones expressed by their Canadian counterparts: the need to make people more aware of the horrible effects of carbon footprints issued by cars, as well as inform them of the constantly growing number of tailpipe emission cars in the country. Drivers of zero-emission cars would also be looking at great incentives such as free parking spaces or cheaper parking opportunities.
Green license plates would enable the local authorities to use a special visual aid that would allow them to enable these “eco-friendly” drivers to use bus lanes, for example. The license plates should be designed with black letters on a green background, or green dots or symbols placed on yellow plates backgrounds. The option of using green flashes is also taken into consideration. According to the UK transport secretary Grant Shapps, green license plates are an exciting way of identifying electric cars in traffic.
Concerns On The Use Of Green Plates In Traffic
Some concern was expressed regarding this solution, with some voices claiming it could cause some feelings of resentment among drivers of gas vehicles. With only 7,704 registered electric cars in the UK in September 2019, over 5,000 plug-in hybrids and close to 17,000 hybrid electric cars registered by owners, the percentage of non-polluting cars continue to be a lot smaller compared to the one represented by gas-running vehicles. (over 300,000, according to data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders). In other words, the green-plated cars would definitely stick their head out of the crowd, with more or less pleasant consequences in terms of other drivers’ reactions.
Tesla Uses Gaming To Attract Buyers
Tesla is trying to make their electrical cars more attractive by stepping away from our traditional definition of what a car should be. One recent example is their invention of in-car video game consoles for endless fun behind the wheel. Many drivers have complained about the 30 minute charging time and Tesla has now solved this by offering gaming entertainment. You can now play games while waiting in the car for the car battery to charge. Bethesda Game Studios released the exclusive “Fallout Shelter” dedicated for Tesla cars only. And that’s not the only game that Tesla owners can enjoy at the moment. There are at least nine different game titles that allow Tesla drivers to give some real fun inside their cars. So if you are looking for an alternative to your gaming apps while waiting for your Tesla to fully charge, you now have even more excellent alternatives to have fun and make time pass by faster.
In other words, electric car manufacturers like Tesla are truly doing everything in their power to attract as many buyers as possible. To do this, they must become an option to car buyers that not necessarily are looking for a “green” alternative. Car entertainment has definitely turned into a very important feature that more and more drivers have started to pay close attention to in recent years, and it could be one of the arguments that might convince them to make the switch to electric, zero-emission cars in the near future.
People in the UK and all parts of the world need to come up with quick and reliable alternatives to the currently polluting vehicles they are driving. Car ride-sharing, public transportation solutions, e-bikes and other green transportation alternatives should all be considered.