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#295200 11-Mar-2022 16:29
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Has anyone else noticed new car number plates starting with Z?

 

I've seen a bunch of ZAAs and today a ZZA!

 

I thought we were only up to P in the number plate alphabet.

 

Did we skip a whole bunch of letters or are these cars ... da da dah... from the future??





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  #2885136 11-Mar-2022 17:41
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Did you get the numbers too, and see what CarJam has to say?

  #2885139 11-Mar-2022 17:55
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First 2 guesses

 

2019 VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN
TSI R-LINE 4MOTION 2 Grey Hatchback
ZAA136

 


2021 VOLKSWAGEN T-ROC
TSI STYLE DSG 2WD 1. GREY Station Wagon
ZZA136


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  #2885151 11-Mar-2022 18:38
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2020 SKODA SCALA
SPORT TSI 110KW 1.5P Blue Hatchback
ZAA507

 

2021 NISSAN LEAF
LEAF 160KW/EV/FD Blue Hatchback
ZZA507

 

2020 SKODA SUPERB
SCOUT 200KW 2.0P/4WD White Station Wagon
ZAA508

 

2021 VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN
ALLSPACE TSI RL 4M 2 Grey Station Wagon
ZZA508

 

 

 

So Z-Cars have been around a while??





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  #2885153 11-Mar-2022 18:39
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the ones i looked at were July 2021


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  #2885156 11-Mar-2022 18:54
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it's available for car dealers under a selected program. car dealer didn't want to say anymore and i didn't dig any further.





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  #2885172 11-Mar-2022 19:41
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Batman:

 

it's available for car dealers under a selected program. car dealer didn't want to say anymore and i didn't dig any further.

 

 

even more mysterious.





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  #2885178 11-Mar-2022 20:12
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Saw one the other day too. Think I've solved the mystery ... https://www.milescontinental.co.nz/shop/vehicle-upgrades/limited-edition-z-series-new-zealand-fern-euro-plate/  

 

 

 

Your standard government issued plate begins with a letter that relates to the year it was registered. These can then ‘date’ as new plates come out. Remove your vehicle from this scale with limited edition Z series plate! These plates are only available through selected dealers are are a limited run, featuring 5 characters that begin with Z.

 

 

 




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  #2885179 11-Mar-2022 20:13
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well i didn't really want to know more as I really am not interested in a Z number plate, so i just accepted that dealers have access to that series through some channel, probably kiwiplates i'd say. i can pay a few dollars more on kiwiplates and get a better plate than a Z something something

 

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  #2885181 11-Mar-2022 20:17
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kiwifidget:

 

I thought we were only up to P in the number plate alphabet.

 

Did we skip a whole bunch of letters or are these cars ... da da dah... from the future??

 

 

did you realise there is no O number plates? last Nov I registered a car with N.





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  #2885183 11-Mar-2022 20:22
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Yes, I had noticed that we skipped O plates. 

 

Apparently the peoples of NZ cant be relied on to go "oh thats the first character on the plate so that must be an O and not a zero".





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  #2885184 11-Mar-2022 20:23
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@antant except we have seen 6 character plates, maybe they were really popular and extended the run.





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  #2885341 12-Mar-2022 14:26
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So does this mean that when we get to YZZxxx, we had better have the next numbering sequence organised because someone decided to start dishing out the Zxxxxx plates early so they can get a bit more $

 

 


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  #2885343 12-Mar-2022 14:42
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kiwifidget:

 

Yes, I had noticed that we skipped O plates. 

 

Apparently the peoples of NZ cant be relied on to go "oh thats the first character on the plate so that must be an O and not a zero".

 

 

I was in Greece a few years ago and I noticed that the plates only seemed to use letters like E that are valid in both Roman and Greek (E is a capital epsilon).


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nzkiwiman:

 

So does this mean that when we get to YZZxxx, we had better have the next numbering sequence organised because someone decided to start dishing out the Zxxxxx plates early so they can get a bit more $

 

 

 

 

Nope. No extra $$. From the link posted earlier:

 

"Future-proof your vehicle registration with a stylish Z-series New Zealand-branded Euro plate for the same price as the standard Euro plate!"


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  #2885356 12-Mar-2022 16:07
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kiwifidget:

 

Yes, I had noticed that we skipped O plates. 

 

Apparently the peoples of NZ cant be relied on to go "oh thats the first character on the plate so that must be an O and not a zero".

 

 

Its because so many people read zeros as oh's - not helped by phone companys calling area codes things like oh nine etc.





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