Speed Pedelecs

Speed Pedelec Registration Guide – Obtaining a Number Plate

Speed Pedelec Registration Guide – Obtaining a Number Plate

When you receive your V5C (Vehicle Log Book) back from the DVLA, they will also enclose a Number Plate Authorisation Certificate. This one page certificate can be used to obtain a number plate from a registered number plate supplier.

Number Plate Authorisation Certificate

We had one made up for us at a local car accessories store, which took about 15 minutes to produce while-we-waited and cost £15.00 at the time. We chose the motorcycle format.

You’ll need to take the following with you:

Proof of identity

  • Driving Licence
  • Bank or Building Society statement (less than 6 months old)
  • Current Utility, Council Tax or Telephone bill (less than 6 months old – a mobile phone bill can’t be used)
  • Passport
  • Government National ID card (if non-UK national)
  • Debit or Credit card from a Bank or Building Society
  • Police Warrant Card
  • Armed Forces Identity Card

Proof of entitlement

  • Vehicle Registration Certificate (V5C)
  • Number Plate Authorisation Certificate – see above

There are other methods but you don’t need those as you already have both accepted documents in your possession.

Once you have your number plate you’ll need to drill a couple of holes depending where the fixing points are on your bike.


DLVA Guide – https://www.gov.uk/displaying-number-plates/getting-number-plates-made-up