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Teslas are welcome in Arizona

Discussion in 'Mountain/Southwest' started by Fossil Fool, Sep 7, 2019.

  1. DopeGhoti

    DopeGhoti Active Member

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    The way the law is currently written, and vehicle that is fully electric, fuel cell, or CNG-powered is entitled for the AFV (Alternative Fuel Vehicle) plate which grants access to the HOV lane with one occupant at all times. You should be able to transfer said plate from car to car as long as:
    * You are going from AFV to AFV, and
    * The company you are purchasing from doesn't do any oddball AZ MVD hijinks.

    It is entirely possible that you will not be able to move your plate from one Tesla to another directly, as Tesla does seem to employ some other-than-normal MVD hijinks. Every other vehicle I've purchased in AZ, I either transferred my plate at the dealer when trading in or got my plate directly from the MVD. With the Tesla, for reasons I don't even want to try to unravel, the MVD sent the plate to Tesla in California, who then FedExed the plate to me. In doing so, they failed to file the paperwork for the vehicle I traded in, so I got a letter saying the registration of my trade-in was going to be rescinded. I had to go in myself to register the sale (and get my registration fee refund), which is another aberration from the norm.
     
  2. JBT66

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    Strange I didn’t have anything like that for mine. Received the plate in the mail a few days before the paper tags were set to expire.
     
  3. Cavadic

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    How and where is the free airport parking? I travel for work a week at a time and looking to save on parking!
     
  4. fryrice

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    One of the sales guys I was talking to in Scottsdale was trying to convince me to get my car before year-end because the AZ alternative fuel plates were rumored to be possibly going away in 2020.

    He.may be full of it, dunno.
     
  5. Akikiki

    Akikiki A'-Lo-HA ! y'all

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    How and where? Any airport in Hawaii.
     
  6. Evoforce

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    #126 Evoforce, Dec 6, 2019
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    :) Arizona thread...
     
  7. destructure00

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    I haven't read anything about the program expiring. I'd bet he's full of it, or maybe confused with the tax credit going away?
     
  8. Chancellor32

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    Not the AF plates but cheap registration. originally it was going away 01/01/2020 but now has been pushed back to 01/01/2022.
     
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  9. Amarokz

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    I just got my M3 this week and they registered it for a year. So this means next year I can pay for the 5 year registration and have a total of 6 years at the lower rate?
     
  10. Chancellor32

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    Correct! Are you sure you only registered it for 1yr?
     
  11. Don TLR

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    Good thing they moved the Cybertruck release date up, hopefully before the rates go up :D
     
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  12. Amarokz

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    Not completely. That’s based off the temporary registration that was in the car when I picked it up. Says it expired in a year. I assumed the real one would come in a month or two with the same expiration date.
     
  13. vickh

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    or hopefully the SR Y
     
  14. Chancellor32

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    SR?! Buddy you need the LR!
     
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  15. Saguarojoe

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    I don’t understand. Why only a year. Something wrong.
     
  16. Evoforce

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    It has to do with when his birthday is and they base the plate registration ending after his birth month.
     
  17. vickh

    vickh Active Member

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    that must have changed recently.
     
  18. Big Ike

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    Just to stress us out...
     
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  19. Big Ike

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    I transferred my plate from my Model S to my Model X this year in about 10 minutes. I use ASAP Title Services in Tempe. I pay a premium (maybe $25 per transaction) but they knock it out painlessly every time.
     

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