Hungary’s license plates are changing. Starting July 1, their total character amount will increase by one. The Hungarian government announced the change in a Facebook post on Wednesday, noting that registration numbers which are currently in use will not need to be renewed to new license plates.
New Hungarian license plates will be composed of two vowels or two consonants, followed by two other letters, with three numbers at the end. Along with the preexisting twelve stars of the EU and the white letter H in a blue background on the left side, the new plates will also feature the Hungarian coat of arms in their center.
Dávid Vitézy, state secretary for transportation at the Ministry for Innovation and Technology, noted that the character amount currently in use is set to run out of available unique variations within a few years. “No one is required to complete any administrative tasks or unnecessary follow-up over these measures,” he noted.
Featured photo via Vitézy Dávid’s Facebook page