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EV plates getting popular

Discussion in 'Midwest/Great Lakes' started by kevincwelch, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. kevincwelch

    kevincwelch Active Member

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    So, I got 507 EL; picked up my car Feb 16th. I've seen a couple of Teslas and Leafs (Leaves?????? :) in the 600 range. Today I passed a multi-coat red with 905 EL. Guess the EL plates are mounting up! Good to see.
     
  2. Bucket22

    Bucket22 P85 / #3287

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    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.
     
  3. ggulik

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    The numbers are way over 600 apparently. I recent got 933 EL for my LEAF and 908 EL for my Model S (delivered mid June)
     
  4. kevincwelch

    kevincwelch Active Member

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    I wonder sometimes if any if these MS's in the wild are forum lurkers....
     
  5. FlasherZ

    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

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    I'm friends with the person with 506EL, he lives in Chicagoland and is an occasional lurker - that's 100 more than mine... quite a coincidence.
     
  6. Jess

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    My plates came yesterday-1020. I bought my S in July.
     
  7. kevincwelch

    kevincwelch Active Member

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    1020?

    Awesome.
     
  8. shark

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    Don't forget the MiEVs. Looks like a baby next to my MS.
    MiEV.PNG
     
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    I have 1025 EL. I received my plates last week and picked up my Model S in early June.
     
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    I got my car a little over 30 days ago....my plates came in last week; 1033 EL. These will be temporary though, I want something custom.

    In middle of May, I met another P85 owner in Algonquin with the plate 619 EL....he had gotten the car just a week before.
     
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    #11 Iggy, Aug 30, 2013
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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
     
  12. kcveins

    kcveins delivery 2/7

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    Volts are not eligible for the IL EL plates since they are not purely electric.
     
  13. Cheerose

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    In GA, I think that they are eligible if the owner signs an affidavit stating that they will only use it as an EV.
     
  14. sublimaze1

    sublimaze1 8Dec2012 / Leeroy Jenkins

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    Texas got nothing.
     
  15. kevincwelch

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    Ha!
     
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    #16 Iggy, Sep 9, 2013
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    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
     
  19. kevincwelch

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    1217 EL spotted in Oak Park this evening. Wow...
     
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    Red 1242 EL charging 1 space over from me at parking garage by the Union League Club around 9 PM tonight.
     

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