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CAV Decal 2020

Discussion in 'California' started by Tmoh3, Aug 11, 2019.

  1. Tmoh3

    Tmoh3 Member

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    Not sure when the 2019 purple CAV decal was announced, but does anyone know what time frame the 2020 decals get announced or released? Is it closer to year end?
     
  2. Jedi2155

    Jedi2155 Model 3 has Arrived.

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    We might get first details about color sometime around November or December. They will NOT start issuing the new 2020 decals until 2020.
     
  3. cwerdna

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    I am very curious about this as well. I finally got my permanent registration and was wondering if I should apply for the 2019 HOV sticker or wait for 2020 HOV sticker...
     
  5. wasabi5858

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    wait. by the time you get the stickers if you apply now, you will have 2 months left this year at most.
     
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  6. diggity

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    I am on the fence too, but will probably wait. The waiting time is 2 months and that pushes me into Oct/Nov. I'd rather just wait until December to submit and get.
     
  7. joonrhee

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    Ok, I think I'll wait. When do you think I can apply for 2020 decal? November, December, or have to wait until January of 2020?
     
  8. diggity

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    I was just going to ask that same question... Not sure how they do it.
     
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    I'd wait, but keep in mind:

    The CAV Decal Program is subject to authorization by the Federal Highway Administration. If authorization is not granted, the program may end sooner than specified in state law.
    • Carpool lane use may be restricted at any time by the California Department of Transportation and federal law for all CAVs carrying fewer occupants than the posted minimum requirement, if their presence contributes to increased traffic congestion, increased travel times, decreased sustained travel speeds, or other factors affecting any carpool lane or segment of that lane.
     
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  10. jkdman123

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    Did you apply for the California Clean Vehicle Rebate? My understanding is that you can’t get both the sticker and the rebate. It’s one or the other.
     
  11. diggity

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    That's not true. You can get both. You can't get the rebate if your single income is over $150k/yr or joint over $280k/yr.
     
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    I did apply for Clean vehicle rebate. You are right but only applies to those who make more than $150k single or $300k joint. Since I'm under, I'm ok to apply for both rebate and decal.

    I just need to find out when I can apply for 2020 decal, since it takes about 2 months. I wonder if application date comes in effect or receiving date..
     
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  13. Tmoh3

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    2 months is a long time, but still holding out for it so hopefully there is some announcement or approval for the new decal. Might even take longer when 2020 comes around, but fingers crossed it gets better.
     
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    You learn something new every day!
     
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    Looking at the CA DMV site, the current decal (purple) expires in Jan of 2023. So why would one need to wait?
     
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    Also, make sure you take advantage of any EV rebates from your utility provider. I got $800 for each of our EVs.
     
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    Since we have no information on 2020 sticker, it is all just guessing/hoping (and I doubt this program will be terminated per warning.. just hoping it wont get worse).
    Currently you have 4 years essentially. so you have 2020/2021/2022 (36 months) (ends jan 2023) and what's left of 2019 (2 months)
    so if all stays the same... and we apply first thing 2020. it would expire jan 2024 so we have a full 4 years.2020 2021 2022 2023 (48 months vs 38 months if we take the 2019 sticker)
     
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    When I got my car exactly a year ago, i waited until January 2019 to apply to get extra year. Due to overwhelming amount of applications, CA DMV fell way behind and it took over a month to get stickers. The only way was to physically mail them in. Many waited until January to get "extra year" As of now, it will likely will happen, but as others posted, this program can be terminated and waiting would be a waste. Check out other threads here we people also buy clear film for stickers or magnets, etc so when they expire its easy to take them off.
     
  19. cwerdna

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    Yep.

    Current Clean Air Vehicle Decal | California Air Resources Board spells out the validity periods.

    I'm not sure if I should report this thread so it gets moved to the CA area as it's still in the wrong area. It's CA specific and not specific to the Model 3 nor any Tesla.
     
  20. jkdman123

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    Can you only get one sticker per vehicle? You can’t pay for a replacement sticker when your current one expires?
     

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