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 Post subject: HOV sticker placement - photos please!
PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2016 12:49 pm 
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Hi,

I'm about to get my CA HOV stickers for my e-Golf. I know what the DMV says about sticker placement, but I'm looking for the least ugly, yet still compliant way to put these stickers on the e-Golf bumper. How low can I go here?
Any pictures would be great! Here is a similar thread for Leafs.

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 Post subject: Re: HOV sticker placement - photos please!
PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 2:32 pm 
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This is where mine are, drivers side the same as passenger side, right on the crease! I see most people try to avoid the crease.

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 Post subject: Re: HOV sticker placement - photos please!
PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:04 pm 
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I tucked mine out of the way and covered up the tow hook cover:

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 Post subject: Re: HOV sticker placement - photos please!
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:17 pm 
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I just sent my application for the HOV stickers and was thinking about the possible damage that it can do to the paint. I've heard about the magnet sheet technique but I'm afraid that they may fall out (due to wind, car wash etc).

Someone at the Tesla forums suggested to use a removable vinyl bumper sticker protector like this one http://www.ebay.com/itm/170885158023?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT


I just ordered them today. I'll show the finished product once I get it installed :D

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 Post subject: Re: HOV sticker placement - photos please!
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:30 pm 
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Mine is pretty much like Verkehr's except the smaller sticker is in the right-hand side of the depression for the license plate.

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 Post subject: Re: HOV sticker placement - photos please!
PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:53 am 
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I put mine on magnetic sign backing so they are normally in the glove compartment. They look bad on a gray car. I usually have no need for them.

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 Post subject: Re: HOV sticker placement - photos please!
PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:41 am 
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GlennD wrote:
I put mine on magnetic sign backing so they are normally in the glove compartment. They look bad on a gray car. I usually have no need for them.


I hardly ever use mine either. As a result, I've place the smallest one in the license plate tray on the far right side, and that's it, I did not place the other two on the fenders. Even with a white car, I find them offensive, just wish we had Electric vehicle specific license plates instead.

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 Post subject: Re: HOV sticker placement - photos please!
PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 6:24 pm 
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I actually use mine every working day.

Saves about 10 minutes going one way (Not needed for other way)

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 Post subject: Re: HOV sticker placement - photos please!
PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:44 pm 
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forbin404 wrote:
I actually use mine every working day.

Saves about 10 minutes going one way (Not needed for other way)


When you are retied the miles do not add up. The only time I ever used the stickers on my Mercedes B was to go around the on ramp line. On the other hand the navigation on my eGolf used the slow 5 freeway. The stickers would certainly have helped.

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 Post subject: Re: HOV sticker placement - photos please!
PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:23 pm 
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GlennD wrote:
forbin404 wrote:
I actually use mine every working day.

Saves about 10 minutes going one way (Not needed for other way)


When you are retied the miles do not add up. The only time I ever used the stickers on my Mercedes B was to go around the on ramp line. On the other hand the navigation on my eGolf used the slow 5 freeway. The stickers would certainly have helped.


Retied? I don't know what that means.

If you mean how much I drive?
For me, it's a 20 mile drive. That normally takes about 30 minutes. In the HOV Lane this takes 17. I do use it to bypass the onramp, but I'm not sure if that is allowed.
That's 10,400 miles a year, and with holidays, I'm pulling in around 9,500
In regards to using the Diamond lane, I've only once seen a cop in the lane (in a year) and all the scofflaws (hehe) see him well before and pull out of the lane before he saw them. He was about to get me but once I passed him, he relaxed the grip on handlebars.

I placed my stickers in the usual spots. I wish I had thought about putting them in less obvious places, but then this is a lease, and WILL go back (I have no intention of buying this car, maybe the 200 mile version)

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