Electric Vehicle Plates Now Available in Massachusetts
Special electric vehicle license plates are now available to drivers of electric or hybrid vehicles in Massachusetts. Owners can pick up the new plates at the Registry of Motor Vehicles for the standard exchange fee of $20.
The license plates were primarily designed to help emergency responders quickly identify electric or hybrid vehicles, which require the use of special safety techniques.
“Public safety officials are studying how to immobilize and power down electric and hybrid vehicles, how to approach an EV fire and also learning new extrication procedures,” said MassDOT Secretary Richard A. Davey. “They must be able to recognize the vehicle as an EV vehicle. The availability of this plate helps assure quick identification.”
Massachusetts is the second state, after Hawaii, to offer electric vehicle license plates.