Taiwan

Last update: 11 Feb 2018

  Picture Date of first issue Date of last issue Type Description Remarks
1 1935?   car 123 North (北)
Europlate
-   Jan 1946 now     driving changed from left to right
2 1949?   car 123456 prefix 15 (from China) Kustermann
3 1949?   taxi 123456 size?
Stedehouder
4     ?   size?
Sastre
5
1955
1960
1962? other 1234 US forces
宥 = foreign resident (help, forgive)
Tiger (2nd)
6
1957? 1962 car 1234567 380x150mm
1962 15-08000

1960 US president Eisenhower visits Taiwan
7 1962   car 1234567 380x150mm
Kustermann
8 1962   truck 1234567 380x150mm
commercial
(dark blue)
9 1962? 1964 other 1234 US forces
宥 = foreign resident

1939 Plymouth
10     ? 1234567  
11     car 1234567 ye/d bl?
12     truck 1234567  
13     ? 1234567 Internet
14 1964 1969 car 1234567 no date
Internet
15 bk/wh X 1964 1969 mc ? motorcycle
16 1964 1969 taxi 1234567 black or dark blue on white?
no date
Internet
17 1964 1966 other 1234 US forces
宥 = foreign resident
Stedehouder
18 1964 1966 diplo 12 Diplomatic (wh/re) Internet (2x)
19 1964 1967 truck 1234567 bk/ye
no date
Europlate
20 1966 1967 diplo   Diplomatic
Kustermann
21 1966 1968 other 1234 US forces
dark blue on white
協 = assist force
Internet
22 1967 1969 other 1234 foreign resident
Kustermann
23 1969 1970 other 1234 US forces
Internet
24     army 12345 軍 = military
black or blue on white?
Internet
25     army 123456 private
Internet
26 1970 1971 car 1234567 340x150mm
also 70 prefix
(see 1964?)
27 1970 1971  mc 123456 190x100mm
also mopd
28 1970 1971  bus 1234567 public bus
Internet
29 1970 1971  bus 1234567 bus and truck
white on dark blue?
Internet
30 bk/wh X 1970 1971  taxi 1234567  dark blue on white?
31 wh/re 1970 1971  diplo 123 Diplomatic
32 1971 1973? army 12345 軍 = military
Brumby
 
33 1971 1972 other 1234 US forces
力 = force
bk/wh?
Kustermann
34 1971 1972 ? 123456 Stedehouder
35 wh/bl 1972 1974  car 1234567  
36 1972 1974 truck 1234567 small commercial
37 1972 1974  truck 1234567 large commercial
(dark blue)
38 1972 1974  diplo 123 Diplomatic
使
39 1972 1974  other 12 Corps Consular
40 1972 1974  other 1234 foreign residents
white on dark blue
Internet
41 1972 1974  mc 1234567 Tiger
42 1972 1974  mopd 1234567 61-63?
white on blue?
Internet
43 1972 1974  ? 1234567 bk/wh (gr/wh?)
44 1972 1974  ? 1234567  
45 1973 1975 other 1234 US forces
probably the last?
Internet
46 1973 1975 army 1234 軍 = military
Europlate
47 1975 1977 car 1234 340x150mm
Taipei 24
48 1975 1977 mc 12345 220x120mm
Taipei 1
49 1975 1977 mopd 12345 Taipei 5
?
Internet
50 1975 1977 taxi 1234 Taipei 2
51 1975 1977 truck 1234 Taipei 7
52 1975 1977 bus 1234 public bus
Taipei 1
53 1975 1977 truck   tow truck
市拖 = city tow
54 1975 1977 diplo 123 Diplomatic
ye/re?
Internet
55 gr/re 1975 1977 CC 123 Corps Consular
56 bl/ye 1975 1977 other 1234 foreign residents
57 1975   temp 123 paper
dealer?
Europlate
58 1976   diplo 12 Corps Consular
with date on the right
later date?
59 1978 1982 car 123456 plate wanted
340mm
Tiger
60 1978 1986 mc 1234567

280mm

61 1978 1986 taxi 123456  
62 1978 1986 govt 123456 municipal
63 1978 1986 mopd 1234567 also tr
64 1978 1986 bus 123456  
65 pre 1980   army 1234 plate wanted
軍 = military
wh/bl?
Europlate
66 pre 1980
white on red
    CD 123 plate wanted
Europlate
67 1982 1986 car 123456

340mm

68 wh/d bl 1983 1986 bus 123456 plate wanted
tourist coach
69 ? 1986 taxi 123456 plate wanted
Linwood
70 1983 1986 truck 123456 small van
71
1976?
pre 1986
  army 1234 plate wanted
軍 = military
Internet
Riemann
72 1986 1992 car 1234567

340x150mm
台北市 = Taipei city

73 1986 1992 mc 1234567

280x130mm

74 1986 1992 taxi 1234567

340x150mm

75 1986 1992 govt 1234567 340x150mm
bus, truck
台中所 = Taichung province
Tiger
76 1986 1992 mopd 1234567

280x120mm

Taiwan province

77 1986 1992 bus 1234567 340x150mm
tourist coach
white on blue
Nummerplaat
78 1986 1992 truck 1234567

340x150mm

79 ?   CC CC1234

320x145mm

80 ?   army 123456 plate wanted
seen 1994
軍 = military
Europlate
81 1992 1994 car AB1234

320x150mm
Taipei city

82 1992 now mc ABC123 >50cc
250x140mm
83 1992 now mopd ABC123 <50cc
250x140mm
84 1992 now taxi AB123

320x150mm

85 1992 now bus AB123 320x150mm
tourist coach
Europlate

this plate is a sample (Utsch)
86 1992 now govt AB123 320x150mm
bus, truck
Tiger

this plate is a sample (Utsch)
87 1992 now truck AB123

320x150mm
small van?

this plate is a sample (Utsch)

88






1994
1996
2001
2010
?
?
1996
2001
2006
 
car A12345
1A2345
1234AB
1234A5
12345A
123456

320x150mm
Europlate
Murphy
 

Europlate (2x)

lost the area code in 2007
台灣省 = Taiwan province
the story


Europlate
Kustermann

bottom 2 are rental
(double 2)
Europlate (2x)

 

89




    mc A12345
AB1234
A1B234
1AB234
123ABC
>50cc
later 50-250cc (2006?)
250x140mm
Europlate
90
    mopd AB1234
123ABC
<50cc
250x140mm
Europlate
91



seen 2010   taxi A1234
1A234
123AB
123A4
320x150mm
Europlate (4x)
92


seen 2010   bus A1234
1A234
123AB
320x150mm
tourist coach
Europlate

1992 series with painted area code
Europlate
93




    govt  A1234
1A234
123AB
123A4
320x150mm
bus, truck
Europlate
94



? now truck A1234
1A234
123AB
123A4

320x150mm
small van?
trailer?
123AB 2001-2006?

95 2000   army A 12345 seen A, B, C, J, K, L
軍 = military
Europlate
96 2004?   other 1234 AB handycap
Europlate
97
2006?   mc 123ABC 250-550cc
Francoplaque (2x)
98
2006?   tr AB12
12AB
private trailer
Francoplaque (2x)
99



    tr AB12
A123
1A23
ABC1
12AB
 
commcial trailer
Europlate (5x)
100 2008?   mc AB12 >550cc
Welby
101 seen 2010   dlr 1234 dealer
試 = test
Europlate
102     dlr 12345 moped dealer
Snyder
             
  ?     1234 宥 = foreign resident
Europlate
  ?     1234 US forces
協 = assist force
Kustermann
  green band bk/wh
re/wh
gr/wh
    ?    
 
? now diplo 12
123
使 = Diplomatic
size?
Europlate (2x)

this plate is fake

 
  2001? now diplo 1234 Non Diplomatic staff
外 = foreign country
Europlate
  bl     ? 1234  
  X ? now other A12345 agricultural
Snyder
             
  wh/re

? now truck AB12 機 械 = heavy machinery
wh/re biggest vehicles (>75 ton)
bk/ye bigger vehicles (42-75 ton)
bk/wh smaller vehicles (<42 ton)
 

WAA1234
Dec 2012 now car ABC 1234 380x160mm Europlate (2x)

R = rental
W = Handycap
 
Dec 2012 now mc AB123
ABC1234
>550cc
320x150mm
Francoplaque
Kingsman
  Dec 2012 now mc AB123
ABC1234
250-550cc
320x150mm
Francoplaque
  Dec 2012 now mc AB123
ABC1234
50-250cc
300x140mm
Internet
  wh/gr Dec 2012 now mopd ABC1234 <50cc
300x140mm
  re/wh? Dec 2012 now mc AB123
ABC1234
?
300x140mm
  Dec 2012 now taxi ABC123
ABC1234?
Francoplaque
  wh/re     bus   tourist coach
 
  Dec 2012 now govt ABC123 bus, truck
Francoplaque
  gr/wh     truck    
  bk/ye     ?    
  green band bk/wh
re/wh
gr/wh
        with E?
             
  E Dec 2017 now bike EAB1234 5x?
             
             
-
re
?
1999? now sample AB-123 FAKE
very thin plate
Utsch (2x)

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