This blog was written by Jennifer Rennicks, former Senior Director of Policy & Communications at the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy.Guest Blog | January 13, 2021
UPDATE: As of January 14, Plug-in NC has received over 500 sign-ups for the specialty NC EV plate! Now the group will bring the applications to the North Carolina General Assembly. If you’re interested in a plate, we still encourage you to apply in case others who have already applied drop out and of course, the more EV plates the merrier! Please note that new applicants will need to cover the $10 application fee moving forward.
Electric vehicle advocates here in North Carolina, lead by our friends at Plug-in NC, hope to present this specialty license plate design to the NC Department of Motor Vehicles and the NC General Assembly this winter for approval. But in order for this design to be considered and hopefully approved, at least 500 applicants must apply by February 8, 2021. EV enthusiasts have tried twice in as many years to get a specialty plate design approved, but here’s hoping the 3rd time is the charm! This year I’m excited to say that $10 application fee will be covered by PluginNC for the first 500 applicants, but drivers will be responsible for covering that annual fee moving forward and anyone interested in a customized plate will need to pay the additional $30 starting this year.
Note: these specialty license plates are not just for electric vehicles! If we can get this design approved, they can help increase awareness of and support for electric vehicles no matter what kind of vehicle they are on.
You can learn more about the proposed license plate and complete your application here.