Don't know where you heard that.... but nope. You have to wait for your plates to arrive, THEN apply for the HOV decals. Took about 2 weeks from the delivery day until I got the plates. So all-in doing everything the instant I could (i.e., drove the HOV app to the post office the day the plates arrived), took 2.5 months from delivery (Jan 26) to stickers in my posession (April 11).I thought Tesla will request the CA HOV stickers. Can Anyone confirm if that is true?
Each state controls that process independently, and the rules differ a bit from one to another.Foreigner butting in
So, when you buy a new car in America, it sound like you have to separately apply for a number plate yourself?
Foreigner butting in
So, when you buy a new car in America, it sound like you have to separately apply for a number plate yourself? Is that because the plate comes with more than just the registration number (i.e. tax too) or is it because it's assigned to the person rather than the car?
I previously had custom vanity plates on my old Honda CR-V.
I just received my Tesla Registration + new plates in the mail today. My question is: Do I need to wait until I go to the DMV to register my custom plates to my car before I sign up for the HOV stickers + apply for the California Clean Air Rebate through the DVM, or can I do both with my current registration that I just got in the mail today?
I have an apt at the DMV on Friday to register my custom vanity plates, but I was hoping to get the process started for the HOV stickers + Clean Air Vehicle Rebate now if possible.
Does anyone know?
Thanks for all the info here - very helpful.
What about the fact the the CA HOV stickers are butt ugly. Seriously, the M3 is such I nice looking car I hate putting, not one, but two ugly ass stickers on it. Anyone have any solutions for easy removal of the HOV stickers. I'm half joking of course, I'm happy to get free use of the HOV lanes for awhile - just wish the stickers were better designed.
I guess I never understood:
1) if they are needed so little that you want to fix magnets to them and scratch your paint by taking them on and off... then why bother in the first place? Seems if they are needed that little - the few times you'd put them on you can just take the delay.
2) If they are truly needed often/daily, why not mount them low and out of the way on the bumper with some PPF?
IMO, the cure is worse than the disease.
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When standing near/around the car you can hardly see it because it's on the part that "curls under"
I filed for the decals with my temporary plate number on 3/27/2019 soon after getting the Model 3 and the check was cashed 5/15/2019. So if the decals are mailed in the expected few days from now, looks like temporary plate # will work.When you apply for the HOV decal can you use the temporary plate # or you need to wait until the permanent plate?