This driver of a brand new electric car has bagged the BEST 67 number plate
8 NOV 2017  Paul Gallagher

The driver was giving a not-so-subtle hint about his fuel choices (Image:
Manchester Evening News WS)
(Image: Manchester Evening News WS)
The Tesla Model S will set buyers back a whopping £56,000 (Image: Tesla)
banned plates

The motorist wanted to make his fuel choices clear to all other road users -
and wasn't subtle about it

The driver of this electric car clearly had a point to make when he decided
to splash out on a personalised registration plate.

Although we're guessing it was just a drop in the ocean compared to the
price of a brand new Tesla Model S .

But just to make doubly sure that all other road users were aware of the
driver's fuel choice, he used the seven digits on the number plate to give a
not-so-subtle hint.

The motorist was spotted cruising through the centre of Manchester in the
blue sports car [
] while displaying the personalised number plate NO 67 GAS.

Commuters on Oxford Street saw the distinctive car with its personalised eco
message during the morning rush hour, reports the Manchester Evening News .

Tesla cars are fully electric powered so owners can hit the road without
paying for any petrol or diesel for as long as the batteries are charged.

Other than the lack of engine noise - and exhaust pipe - the cars can look
much like any other fossil-fuelled prestige saloon on the road.

The owner of this Model S - which starts at just over £56,000 - is likely to
have spent an extra few hundred pounds to make sure their Tesla stands out.

Other Tesla owners around the world have included coded messages in their
registration plates including one in Sweden which read 'OIL LOL' another in
France saying 'SHHHHH' and an Australian Tesla with the plate 'BYEOIL'.

The number 67 in the plate seen in Manchester indicates that the car has
been registered within the last eight weeks.

Number plates beginning with the letters 'NO' are usually registered in the
Newcastle area but motorists elsewhere in the UK can buy distinctive plates
such as this direct from the DVLA.

Trevor Case, sales expert at said the plate would
probably have been put up for sale by the DVLA for around £485.

"We do see more demand for personalised plates from owners of prestige cars
like the Tesla", said Mr Case.

"They have spent a lot on the car so are happy to spend a bit more to make a
statement with the registration plate."

As well as saving on fuel costs, drivers of a Tesla car can benefit from
other exemptions such as the London congestion charge.

The DVLA confirmed to the Mirror that owners of electric cars will still not
pay anything when taxing their vehicles, as long as they were registered
before 1 April, 2017.

DVLA records show that the number plate NO 67 TAX is still available for
But what about the number plates you can't have?
OR67 ASM is just one of the banned 67 number plates

Over 300 potentially offensive licence plates are thought to have been
banned by the DVLA since the new batch of September registrations were

Among those banned by the DVLA are: OR67 ASM, DO67 SHT, DO67 GER, NO67 HED,
AR67 OLE, and BA67 ARD.

Others include AF67 HAN, MU67 DER, and NE67 ECT.

MU67 GER, NO67 MUM, NO67 SON, NO67 SXY, NO67 TOY and NO67 YOB will also not
be allowed.
[© 2017 MGN]
25 AUG 2017  Hundreds of offensive car licence plates including OR67 ASM and
BA67 ARD set to be banned. DVLA censors meet twice every year and have draw
up long lists of number plates with the potential to offend ...

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