As from the 1st September 2021, the new 71 plate is now available. This exciting news for car buyers who are looking to purchase the latest model of Audi, BMW, MINI, Mercedes Jaguar, Land Rover & Range Rover vehicles. For cars registered before this date but still during 2021, they will display the 21 plate.
Each year the UK DVLA releases two new plates, the first corresponds to the current year, in this year’s case, that’s 21 and then the second plate released is always registered with the current year plus 50 i.e 71 plate.
The format of the 71 plate
The number plate format always stays the same for each release, but the letters and numbers used for each individual car specify the following:
- First two letters – determine where abouts in the UK, the car was registered
- Next two numbers – When in the year the car was registered in the UK
- Next three letters – Randomly generated
The number plate determines the car’s unique reference number for when the car is first registered and stays with the car throughout its lifetime.
New changes for the 71 plate
Since the launch of Brexit, number plate rules on the design of the plate have now changed for the UK. The old EU flag symbol on the number plate has now been replaced with the Union Jack flag and with the lettering UK clearly displayed.
For drivers of all new vehicles including Audi, BMW, MINI, Mercedes Jaguar, Land Rover & Range Rover, which are electric or have zero CO2 emissions, they are allowed to display a 71 plate with a green background or a green tab to indicate that the new car is environmentally friendly.
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- Displaying number plates – https://www.gov.uk/displaying-number-plates