sunil
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Joined: Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:03 pm
Delivery Date: 03 Dec 2013
Leaf Number: 420515

AB544 and impact on white CA HOV stickers

Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:37 pm

SO I read the new AB 544 bill correctly
- Cars purchased in 2019: HOV sticker will be good thru Jan 1 2025 (good)
- Cars purchased in 2017 & 2018: can apply for extension of HOV sticker (Jan 1 2019 -> extend to Jan 1 2025 (also good)

- Cars purchased in 2016 or earlier are SOL ???? Stickers expire Jan 1 2019 and cannot be extended ????? (yikes !!)


I have a 2013 Leaf (initially leased, then purchased when I got 5K off the lease buy-back from Nissan). So if my read of the bill is correct, the HOV stickers for this car will not be renewable. Which means the value of the car will almost instantly drop to "0" (who will want a 2013 Leaf which is not eligible for HOV sticker ??)


Does anybody else have comments ? Hope I am mis-reading the bill. Otherwise I better trade in my Leaf for something in the very near future, before its value drops to 0 !!


--Sunil

RonDawg
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Delivery Date: 11 Jan 2013
Leaf Number: 027089
Location: SoCal

Re: AB544 and impact on white CA HOV stickers

Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:48 pm

There's already a thread about it: viewtopic.php?p=508066#p508066
Blue Ocean 2012 Leaf SV, lost that 1st bar on 11/21/2015 at 26,435 miles.
Lease returned on 12/23/2015. Final LeafStat figures: 225 Gids, 17.44 kWH, SOC 91.89%, SOH 82.36%, 69.49% HX, 54.57 Ahr, battery temp 61.8 F
Now driving a 2015 VW eGolf SEL

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