The New 66 Plate

Cocoon Vehicles - Short Term Car Leasinf Specialists

The 1st September saw the introduction of the new ‘66’ plate, which car manufacturers expect will provide a big boost to the industry.

 

Have you ever given any thought to what a number plate means? Well, wonder no more, here we give you the lowdown!

 

The current format of a number plate is 2 letters, followed by 2 numbers, a space then 3 letters, a pattern which was introduced in 2001.

 

The new 66 Plate

 

On a standard number plate, the first 2 letters are known as the DVLA Identity Tag. The first of the two letters is used to identify the region in which the car was first registered and the second letter refers to the Local Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office.

 

The two numbers that follow the first two letters are used as an age identifier. Number plates are updated twice per year, in March and September, so if the number plate displays 15, this means that the car was registered in March 2015. If the numbers are 65 this means it was registered from September 2015 up to 1st March 2016. From 1st March 2017, the numbers will read 17. You can view below the year and the numbers applicable to that year – this will help you calculate a vehicle’s age.

 

  • – 2002 – 02/52
  • – 2003 – 03/53
  • – 2004 – 04/54
  • – 2005 – 05/55
  • – 2006 – 06/56
  • – 2007 – 07/57
  • – 2008 – 08/58
  • – 2009 – 09/59
  • – 2010 – 10/60
  • – 2011 – 11/61
  • – 2012 – 12/62
  • – 2013 – 13/63
  • – 2014 – 14/64
  • – 2015 – 15/65
  • – 2016 – 16/66

 

 

Drivers are not allowed to display a number plate on a vehicle that will make it look to be younger than it actually is.

 

Lastly, the 3 letters at the end of the number plate registration number are simply random.

 

If you’re interested in the new 66 plate then Cocoon Vehicles can help! We specialise in leasing and vehicle sourcing and offer everything from the basic Citroen C1 and Fiat 500 right up to supercars.

 

Give us a call today to discuss your requirements 01332 290173 or complete the form below and we will be in touch as soon as we can.

 

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