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 !!