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Author:  2016golfse [ Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:52 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 2018 CA HOV Tag processing time

miimura wrote:
This is actually what the legislators wanted when the re-wrote the rules. They want to increase the total number of plug-in cars in the state. By you returning your car and leasing another new one, the old car will go to another driver. However, I think people, including legislators, will be surprised by how many will leave the state.


This is partly true. Yes, they wanted to increase the total # of plug-in cars by continuing the HOV lane incentive, but they also didn't want to "overload" the HOV lane (more than it already is) with too many vehicles that would negate the HOV lane's travel time benefits. Hence, the rolling expiration method.

Bottom line is that there will be a difference in resale value between 2015 & 2016 cars with stickers issued before 1/1/17 vs. those with stickers issued after 1/1/17 or those that have never been issued a sticker. The latter group are the ones that are more likely to remain in state.

Author:  RonDawg [ Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:09 pm ]
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miimura wrote:
dealers are selling used North American e-Golf cars in Iceland.


I was wondering where all the off-lease ones were going. I thought the lessees were hanging on to theirs.

Author:  eegolf [ Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 2018 CA HOV Tag processing time

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The White stickers become useless when they expire on 1/1/2019. If the car was issued stickers before 1/1/2017, you may not apply for the follow-on sticker that expires in 2022. If you need a car with HOV stickers, you should probably lease another new one.

That's a bummer. I was totally planning on buying out my lease, but not anymore. SO I'll have to re-lease basically the same car (with more range) to get back into the HOV lane. The lease on the new eGolf is way more expensive (like 50% more for me) than the old one. I've got some homework to do.

So if I buy a used 2016 eGolf/Bolt/any EV with no stickers, can I apply for the red stickers?

Author:  2016golfse [ Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:15 am ]
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eegolf wrote:
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So if I buy a used 2016 eGolf/Bolt/any EV with no stickers, can I apply for the red stickers?


Yes, you can apply for red stickers if the car never had any white stickers before, or if the car was issued stickers after 1/1/17.

Author:  RonDawg [ Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:18 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 2018 CA HOV Tag processing time

With the notable exception of Teslas, I see very few HOV-sticker-qualified cars without the stickers themselves. If you want a car that has never been issued a sticker, you're likely going to have to find one from out of state. Make sure to run the CarFax to ensure it wasn't first sold or ever registered in California.

Author:  dustboy [ Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:41 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 2018 CA HOV Tag processing time

My eGolf was rear-ended requiring a new bumper. I applied to DMV for replacement decals, I guess they will be white? Sent in the paperwork 2 weeks ago, DMV has returned nothing so far.

Author:  BarryMW [ Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:20 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 2018 CA HOV Tag processing time

Plus/minus a couple days, it took one month for my cheque to be cleared.
I suspect tags shortly.

Barry

Author:  BarryMW [ Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:10 pm ]
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Tags arrived Monday, five days after cheque cleared.
Total wait five weeks.

Barry

Author:  Turbinator [ Tue May 15, 2018 3:50 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 2018 CA HOV Tag processing time

Just got my red stickers on Monday May 14th in my mailbox. Cleaned the car and applied the stickers same day.

Wrote check March 24th + mailed the request immediately, check cashed May 8th.

Looks like about a ~7 week turnaround time for my personal experience.

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