Did anybody get HOV stickers for your Tesla S yet ?
License plates took about a month, I was hoping to get the stickers
at the same time, but no...
If you get the paint armor, it covers the spot in the back where the back sticker goes but you still need to apply your own paint armor on the rear quarter panels yourself. It's a shame they didn't extend the paint protector from behind the back wheel wells far enough that you'd have space for the decal.
It took me almost 2 months. I got the car on Dec 22nd. I mailed the form and check on Jan 9th and received the stickers Feb 27th. The check was cashed on the 21st of Feb.
Adding to the frustration, I receive notice from the DMV that my plates were ready for pickup earlier in Feb. I made an appointment to pick them up for Feb 20th. When I got to the DMV, they couldn't modify the registration because some other change was made within the past 7 days (the HOV stickers?). When any change is made, they lock the registration for 7 days so no other changes can be made.
If you do get custom plates, you have to send in the HOV sticker form again to get an updated ID card. They can't print one out at the DMV for you or automate the process of updating the record that associates the sticker with your license plate. Your tax dollars at work.
2012-12-22: Received my car
2013-01-05: (Two weeks after receiving car) Received my plates and mailed in application with $8 check for HOV stickers.
2013-03-04: (Ten weeks after receiving car) CA DMV cashed my $8 check
2013-03-06: (10.5 weeks after receiving car) Received HOV stickers
Wow, take two month time to receive the stickers after mailing the application. No wonder CA DMV has not cashed my check after I sent in my application at the end of January. Keeping waiting...
CA needs to go the way of MA("EV" on plate) or Canada where they use green letters on EV issued plates
Tesla did my application at delivery on 12/15/12 and I received them 3/6/13, so it was 11.5 weeks for me. That's a lot of bridge tolls I could've saved on had the DMV been more expedient.
December 22 delivery and I am still waiting. The $8 check had not been cashed a couple of days ago.
After waiting and waiting, I realized that Tesla Motors never had me sign the REG 1000 DMV form. They looked it up and while the 3 month old form existed in the copy of their records, it had not been signed by me. My original check had not been cashed by DMV. Their suggestion: send everything to DMV as if it had never been sent by Tesla Motors.
I entered all the correct data for both pages of a new form by typing on the computer with a downloaded .PDF form. Printed it back to back and signed the bottom of the second page. Double checked and manually filled in any missing data that should have been printed! Put a small post-it-note on the top right corner to "Turn over for second page." Enclosed a full page registration copy. Of course, I included an $8 check. Put one Forever stamp on the envelope and then visited the post office for Certified Delivery. That sticker and postmark may have been an attention getter or perhaps the previously unfinished paperwork was in their system. The delightful surprise was to get the stickers within two weeks of the Certified mailing.
2013-01-15 Mailed application with check
2013-03-12 Check cashed
2013-03-15 Stickers arrived
The last time I was at the Fremont service center, I asked for some scraps of paint armor. I cut them to barely larger than the HOV stickers and applied them as low as possible on the paint. I used a water/ethanol mixture to wet the paint armor for install and squeegee. It can be removed more easily in the future if the stickers ezpire.
Car Received: 3/23
Plates Received: 4/16
CA HOV App Mailed: 4/17
$8 Check Cashed: 4/24
HOV Stickers Received: 4/27
Moving much faster - make sure not to mail the app until you have your plates (or you'll be placed in limbo).
BTW.... I drive the 10 FWY in LA...
HOV stickers do NOT help you in the FastTrak lanes...
you need to buy a transponder and incredibly you pay the same rate as an ICE
someone should wake up Jerry Brown
Just received stickers, 3 weeks after mailing application.
Definitely faster. If your title arrives before your plates, it will have the plate number and you can mail your app then.
If I buy vanity plates (which means I know my plate number already), is it OK to mail in the HOV sticker application right away? Or will I go into limbo because they know I haven't received my plates yet?
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