Well, not ALL "no" slogans are negative. "NOMOGAS" is kinda positive.
It took me some time on this forum to see and/or understand the term "ICE". And admittedly, seeing how it's winter and the roads here in New England are covered in snow and ice, my first thoughts when I saw "NO ICE" were "Well what happens in the summer?" and "He must have or be getting the dual motor car." Then it clicked.
If you want a tag that speaks to the masses, don't use the "ICE" reference. If you want it to remain an inside joke for EV owners and followers (and still not all EV owners know that term, either), then use one of the ICE references.
But everybody knows what electric means, no matter how you spell it.
I understand what is said above, thought it myself, but I also like to make people think. That moment of insight is fun when you figure it out. But most wouldn't figure out ICE in today's world. But how about next year? Or in two years? I don't mind an inside joke.I personally want plates that people will understand - otherwise I don't really get the point. Nobody outside of the EV community knows what ICE means.
The number one rule of EV vanity plates: make a positive statement, not a negative one. Avoid slogans that contain "NO" or "ANTI". Remember that 99.999% of your audience is driving a gasoline powered vehicle. What's more, a relatively small number of those gasoline drivers have ever heard of the acronym, ICE. By all means, spread the joy and intrigue of driving electric, but there's nothing to be gained by implying that everyone driving on gasoline is a jerk.