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    Default CA HOV Sticker Question/Help Needed!

    So, I picked up my CA HOV Volt yesterday. So excited, after waiting so long for it!

    For anybody who is ahead of me on this - here's my question on the HOV Sticker: The application asks for the license plate number in order to apply, not just the VIN.

    Can I use the temporary numbers the dealer gave me that go on my windshield? Or do i have to wait for the actual license plates to come, and then apply?

    Given that i've heard it can take up to 8 weeks for the plates, then another 30 days for the form to process - am i looking at potentially another 3 months before the HOV sticker?

    Has anyone completed this process yet who can share some info?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ginso100 View Post
    So, I picked up my CA HOV Volt yesterday. So excited, after waiting so long for it!

    For anybody who is ahead of me on this - here's my question on the HOV Sticker: The application asks for the license plate number in order to apply, not just the VIN.

    Can I use the temporary numbers the dealer gave me that go on my windshield? Or do i have to wait for the actual license plates to come, and then apply?

    Given that i've heard it can take up to 8 weeks for the plates, then another 30 days for the form to process - am i looking at potentially another 3 months before the HOV sticker?

    Has anyone completed this process yet who can share some info?
    You need the license plate #. However, the dealership can get it for you once they've processed the change of ownership with the DMV. That's actually what I'm waiting on from my dealer as well.

    Once you have the plate #, you can apply for the HOV sticker. And at that point you're in the DMV's hands.

    - Mark

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    yes, you need the actual license plate #

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    gotcha. thank you everyone for the quick and helpful responses! Looks like its yet one more waiting game!

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    does anyone know who to make the $8 check out to?

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    Only two weeks for my Green decals, however it took 5 weeks to get my plates. Made the check out to the 'DMV'; also included a copy of my registration.

    By the way; there's a video/tutorial just for the Volt?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcSxfHG_O1g
    Last edited by Zer0k; 05-21-2012 at 12:02 PM.

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    Your dealer can request expedited service from the DMV to get your plates. I think it costs $15 extra, but my dealer did it at no charge and I had my plates in less than a week.

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    I made my check payable to "DMV". I got the decals in 2 weeks.

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    I just got my green HOV stickers in this past Friday. It only took ten days from the time I mailed in the form-- I couldn't believe how quick it was. Of course, it took almost 60 days for me to get my plates in. I actually had my personalized plates waiting at the DMV ("ONE VOLT") and they wouldn't give them to me until my original plates came in.

    The green stickers go really well with the Volt. I think it helps point out to people that the Volt isn't just another vehicle on the road.

    Ron

    Volt 1: White 2012 #4038 “VOLT EDG”
    Volt 2: Crystal Red 2012 # 15079 “ONE VOLT”

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