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Re: Chicagoland area

Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:07 am

The new 2018 Leaf looks awesome

Spotted this model x with Colorado plates at 87th and harlem
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Re: Chicagoland area

Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:58 pm

Looks like I’ll need to update my MNL signature, the Model 3 has indeed arrived in Chicagoland (rare glimpse charging at a local Tesla service center earlier today) ... earlier in the month, a black one was also spotted downtown. Simply gorgeous car in Pearl White Multi-coat.

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Last point to those who have the IL EL electric vehicle plate series -- these will typically run for 2-years at a renewal cost of $35; I just received my plate renewal in the mail from IL SOS and it was $48; no mention of an increase posted on their web site ... anyone else see something similar ? It's only $13 more but no explanation; still a decent discount over the regular $101/yr.
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Re: Chicagoland area

Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:41 am

Last point to those who have the IL EL electric vehicle plate series -- these will typically run for 2-years at a renewal cost of $35; I just received my plate renewal in the mail from IL SOS and it was $48; no mention of an increase posted on their web site ... anyone else see something similar ? It's only $13 more but no explanation; still a decent discount over the regular $101/yr.


I received mine for $48 as well. I went to my local SOS office and inquired, and they told me it was an error on their end - $48 was the price for vanity EL plates (didn't know that was even an option?). They said they would take my $35 now and have Springfield send me my sticker, or just come back in a few weeks and it should be sorted out. I opted to come back; we shall see.
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Re: Chicagoland area

Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:13 pm

Cool - it doesn’t expire for 1+ month so good to know, could be we might see the correction if we renew online in a few weeks - thanks for doing the leg work for all of us
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Re: Chicagoland area

Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:13 pm

redLEAF wrote:Cool - it doesn’t expire for 1+ month so good to know, could be we might see the correction if we renew online in a few weeks - thanks for doing the leg work for all of us


I just got mine and it says $35. Yay! But vanity EL plates???? hmmmmmmmmm..... intriguing! 0 GAS EL or 0 OIL EL
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Re: Chicagoland area

Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:19 am

djkjmuoh wrote:
redLEAF wrote:Cool - it doesn’t expire for 1+ month so good to know, could be we might see the correction if we renew online in a few weeks - thanks for doing the leg work for all of us


I just got mine and it says $35. Yay! But vanity EL plates???? hmmmmmmmmm..... intriguing! 0 GAS EL or 0 OIL EL


Looks like I’ll need to go to IL SOS office, they sent me a reminder via email yesterday and it still added the extra $13, as I typically have a day off during the week and we have one close by not an issue - it’s only $13 but if not corrected I’m sure the next one would have it again!
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Re: Chicagoland area

Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:59 pm

Another Model 3 spotted in the Midwest -- VIN was a tad under 1000 so Tesla is indeed ramping up but slowly -- beautiful in red don't you think?

https://www.reddit.com/r/teslamotors/comments/7cj1lg/model_3_vin_995_at_pleasant_prairie_wi/
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Re: Chicagoland area

Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:40 am

redLEAF wrote:Quick update on Illinois 'EL' plate sightings ... drum roll please ... the 7000 plateau has been reached by a Chevy Bolt !

New Chevy Bolt sporting plate 7004 EL was spotted in the North Shore area of Chicago 'burbs yesterday; once Tesla Model 3's start showing up would imagine that we'll quickly pass the 8000 mark as well .. my prediction that we would see this level by August came true ! Of course its simply one data element as we see vanity and 'regular' plates on IL EV's as well.


Illinois EL plates sighted recently passed the 7600 mark (lately all 7K+ numbered plates I've seen have been on Tesla's - go figure?); anyone see anything higher?

I would wonder how much longer (you know they'll change it --- state is looking to boost revenues) they'll offer these discounted plates to cars that don't pay any gas taxes ... the EL plates are the last incentive that is still offered in Chicagoland; we saw the demise of the IL EV 10% rebate along with the 50% EVSE one; IL must think that the local market is simply saturated with EV owners (not)
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