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E licence plate

Pure battery electric vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles that can be charged externally, and fuel cell vehicles can receive an E license plate upon application.
The application can be made informally as part of the processing of the registration or transfer.

If it is not possible for the vehicle to be clearly assigned by the registration authority, an expert opinion from a testing organization or a manufacturer's certificate must be submitted as suitable proof.

Externally chargeable hybrid vehicles may have carbon dioxide emissions of no more than 50g/km and must have a minimum range with purely electric drive of 30 km (from 01.01.2018 40 km).

Since 01.10.2017, the E license plate can also be assigned as a seasonal license plate.

What documents do I need?

  • For vehicles already registered:

    - Registration Certificate Part I
    - Registration Certificate Part II
    - EC Certificate of Conformity (CoC)
    - License plates

  • in case of representation with written power of attorney

    Additionally: identity card or passport of the authorized person

  • if registered to companies

    - Current and valid business registration and, if available, current and valid excerpt from the commercial register (also as a copy)
    - Power of attorney, if the person authorized to dispose does not personally submit the application on site

  • Vehicle is to be registered with E-plates or transferred to Bremen:
    • EC certificate of conformity (COC)

    Please refer to the corresponding service descriptions for the further documents required for admission or transfer.

  • Valid identity card, passport or electronic residence permit (eAT) as well as the original national passport of the vehicle owner applying for the permit