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Arizona Alternative Fuel Sticker

Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:04 pm

I did a search, but could not find the answer either here or on the servicearizona website, but I just received my Alternative Fuel/Cloud license plate for my Leaf. In the envelope was this sticker:

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First, do I have to put that sticker on as well, or does the license plate suffice?

Second, where I can I find an alcohol-powered vehicle? :lol:
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Re: Arizona Alternative Fuel Sticker

Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:16 pm

shrink wrote:Second, where I can I find an alcohol-powered vehicle? :lol:
E85 would technically qualify, right?

BTW, that sticker is extremely ridiculous! :D
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Re: Arizona Alternative Fuel Sticker

Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:26 pm

I got one too. I just filled in the "electric" circle and stuck it on the outside lower right surface of the rear hatch window. That way it won't be sticking to the defroster strips that are on the inside of the window and when it gets old an needs a new one, we can use a razor blade to get it off. Also, there is sufficient blacked out area of the window that it doesn't restrict the view out the window.
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Re: Arizona Alternative Fuel Sticker

Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:45 pm

ERG4ALL wrote:I got one too. I just filled in the "electric" circle and stuck it on the outside lower right surface of the rear hatch window. That way it won't be sticking to the defroster strips that are on the inside of the window and when it gets old an needs a new one, we can use a razor blade to get it off. Also, there is sufficient blacked out area of the window that it doesn't restrict the view out the window.
Well, as DarkStar said, I find the sticker ridiculous as well and would rather not put it on. I was just wondering if I actually had to put it on.

Does anyone know if this thing is required?

I would love to mark the alcohol box. Goes so well with driving, doesn't it?
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Re: Arizona Alternative Fuel Sticker

Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:05 pm

I suspect that the cloud plate may apply or has applied in the past to a variety of environmentally conscious vehicles. As the laws or HOV privileges change, the sticker may allow law enforcement to ascertain as far as the state is concerned, exactly what type of vehicle this is.
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Re: Arizona Alternative Fuel Sticker

Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:41 pm

The alt-fuel plate is all that is required for carpool lane access. That decal is not. To my understanding it was originally created for other plates to be used on an EV and gain carpool lane access (vetran, foreign legion, purple heart, etc.). I was not issued one at the DMV when I registered my LEAF in January nor would I put one on my car.

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Re: Arizona Alternative Fuel Sticker

Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:47 pm

I got my AF plate in the mail back in July and I did not get the sticker myself. I assume if the sticker is something newly required, they would have mailed it to all earlier owners stating that they're required to display it. I have not received any such mail or communication of that sort to date.

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Re: Arizona Alternative Fuel Sticker

Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:28 pm

Thanks for the feedback, folks. This is what is says on the back of the sticker:

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It says "Please affix;" not "You must place sticker..."

I agree with what Skywagon and Volusiano wrote. I do not plan on putting this sticker on my car.
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Re: Arizona Alternative Fuel Sticker

Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:57 pm

Skywagon wrote:(vetran, foreign legion, purple heart, etc.).
First time through I thought that said "vegan" :lol:

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Re: Arizona Alternative Fuel Sticker

Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:08 am

DarkStar wrote:E85 would technically qualify, right?
BTW, that sticker is extremely ridiculous! :D
No, E85 wouldn't qualify, technically or legally. All those cars listed on that sticker have to be 100%/dedicated to that fuel type before they can use the HOV and receive a blue AFV plate. The only use for that sticker would be for someone who has an AFV, but chooses to keep their existing plate from their ICE car. They would then have to affix that sticker if they wanted to use the HOV.
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