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EV plates getting popular

I agree -- I'm happy to see the EL plates catch on. When I picked up my car in mid-January, I felt like the downtown service center was just starting to understand what I meant when I said I wanted the electric vehicle plates (I got 455). I had a friend pick up his car from Villa Park last week and it now seems to be the default offering. Now over half the Teslas I've seen in the wild have had the plates. Someone will get #1000 here soon.
 
Don't forget the MiEVs. Looks like a baby next to my MS.
MiEV.PNG
 
I must have gotten some early adopters for the new EL Illinois license plates if they are going in numerical order.

226 EL Silver Nissan LEAF Springfield Illinois

228 EL Nissan LEAF I-55 Springfield Illinois

Specialized plate Cat Toy 8 Nissan LEAF Springfield Illinois

Most of the vehicles I've come across either have specialized or normal plates. Most of the Illinois Chevy Volts I have seen do not have EL or specialized plates. I keep running into Illinois Volts in St Louis.

Specialized plate Chevrolet Volt Lumiere Casino

MEEF Chevy Volt Springfield IL

Specialized plate Black Chevrolet VOLT Toronto Road Springfield IL

That plate is only partially the truth.

All the Mitsubishi i-MiEVs I have come across either have State / City plates Bloomington / Normal Illinois area or regular Illinois licenses plates - none I've seen have been specialized. I've seen a good amount of i-MiEVs.

Mitsubishi i-MiEV Uptown Station parking garage Normal Illinois at time marker 1:17
 
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I must have gotten some early adopters for the new EL Illinois license plates if they are going in numerical order.

226 EL Silver Nissan LEAF Springfield Illinois

228 EL Nissan LEAF I-55 Springfield Illinois

Specialized plate Cat Toy 8 Nissan LEAF Springfield Illinois

Most of the vehicles I've come across either have specialized or normal plates. Most of the Illinois Chevy Volts I have seen do not have EL or specialized plates. I keep running into Illinois Volts in St Louis.

Specialized plate Chevrolet Volt Lumiere Casino

MEEF Chevy Volt Springfield IL

Specialized plate Black Chevrolet VOLT Toronto Road Springfield IL

That plate is only partially the truth.

All the Mitsubishi i-MiEVs I have come across either have State / City plates Bloomington / Normal Illinois area or regular Illinois licenses plates - none I've seen have been specialized. I've seen a good amount of i-MiEVs.

Mitsubishi i-MiEV Uptown Station parking garage Normal Illinois at time marker 1:17


Volts are not eligible for the IL EL plates since they are not purely electric.
 
Saw 531 EL White Tesla Model S at downtown Chicago store on Saturday. Haven't gotten through all my 52GB of video from this weekend - to see what other EL plates I recorded. 531 was in the service bay front and center.

All Model S. A regular Florida plate. 357 Illinois plate - looked like U of I plate most likely.

Tesla Model S 531 EL Tesla Motors Chicago service center video
 
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Found 382 EL today - white Nissan LEAF SE charging inside Memorial Medical Center parking garage Springfield Illinois. Will have video of that one live later on tonight. Video below shows the location. There was another Nissan LEAF that has been there for two days not hooked up to any of the chargers. A Chevy Volt was charging next to the LEAF SE today.

PEP level 2 electric car charging stations Memorial Medical Center parking garage
 

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