EV labels compulsory in Queensland

Owners of electric vehicles (EVs) face penalties for not displaying identifying labels.

Electric vehicle (EV) owners must have identifying labels displayed on their cars.

RACQ spokesperson Lauren Ritchie said anyone who owned an electric or hybrid vehicle built after January 2019 must have "EV" labels attached to their car’s front and rear number plates.

“These vehicles can present a hazard to emergency services during crashes and rescue situations, so the labels allow responders to quickly identify if there’s an electric component and use specific safety procedures,” Ms Ritchie said. 

The law also applies to hydrogen fuel cell vehicles which must have "H" labels attached.

A grace period will be applied until 1 January 2022, but drivers not displaying the labels will then be fined $137.05 and penalised one demerit point.

Labels can be purchased from the MTAQ website.

The Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR) recommended discussing label requirements with the vehicle dealer for new electric or hydrogen vehicles.

Visit the DTMR website for more information on the labels.

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