I too have tried to get HOV stickers, but the agency providing the sticker have made a very narrow interpretation of the California laws, where it indicates that all qualified vehicles should get a sticker (clearly meaning: all zero emissions vehicles) the agency has changed their interpretation and enforcement to only give stickers to vehicles where the *manufacturer* of the vehicle has certified that the vehicle qualifies (meets a set of rules that they have defined). I am doubting whether this was an attempt to kill interest in EVs in general by making it unattractive (difficult) to qualify for HOV stickers, but it certainly causes all pre-existing and self-converted vehicles to become disqualified from HOV stickers, which sounds arbitrary. Anyway, the interpretation of the agency causes this and it seems that it is an incorrect interpretation of the law. Either a lot of pressure on this agency or a lawsuit might be needed to change this interpretation - or enough politicians that hear from their (EV driving) constituency and make it explicit to the agency that they must issue stickers to *all* EVs.
Cor van de Water Chief Scientist Proxim Wireless Corporation http://www.proxim.com Email: cwa...@proxim.com Private: http://www.cvandewater.info Skype: cor_van_de_water Tel: +1 408 383 7626 -----Original Message----- From: EV [mailto:ev-boun...@lists.evdl.org] On Behalf Of Stephen via EV Sent: Thursday, September 25, 2014 3:06 PM To: HARSHA GODAVARI; Electric Vehicle Discussion List Subject: Re: [EVDL] co-operation How about getting a conversion to be recognized with the same incentives that are provided with most new EV sales? I converted my own car, at my own full cost, with no tax breaks or other incentives, and now can not even get a HOV sticker in California, even though the CA DMV and state BAR have both verified it as a pure electric vehicle and is fully exempt from any future smog certification. In the end, I did it for the savings in fuel costs, the silence, and it leaves me open to do whatever performance increases I want without any limitation (e.g. smog certification. It would be nice though to get to use that car pool lane ;-). from what I see, most EV buyers in CA are simply buying their way to a more convenient commute. Regards, Stephen On Thu, Sep 25, 2014 at 1:58 PM, HARSHA GODAVARI via EV <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: George Tyler via EV <email@example.com> > To: 'brucedp5' <bruce...@operamail.com>, 'Electric Vehicle Discussion > List' <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Sent: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:43:05 -0600 (MDT) > Subject: [EVDL] co-operation > > > In this forum we have all the skills necessary to set up a franchise > that is in it's self >not for profit but works to further the development > of a market for converted cars which >could be a fraction of the cost of > the current manufacturer's cars. This would really get >things going. > > Could you elaborate a little on this. I am a little confused (senior > moment..my natural state) as to what you are saying. Thanks. > > regards > hg > _______________________________________________ > UNSUBSCRIBE: http://www.evdl.org/help/index.html#usub > http://lists.evdl.org/listinfo.cgi/ev-evdl.org > For EV drag racing discussion, please use NEDRA ( > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEDRA) > > -------------- next part -------------- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL: <http://lists.evdl.org/private.cgi/ev-evdl.org/attachments/20140925/8b7e a142/attachment.htm> _______________________________________________ UNSUBSCRIBE: http://www.evdl.org/help/index.html#usub http://lists.evdl.org/listinfo.cgi/ev-evdl.org For EV drag racing discussion, please use NEDRA (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEDRA) _______________________________________________ UNSUBSCRIBE: http://www.evdl.org/help/index.html#usub http://lists.evdl.org/listinfo.cgi/ev-evdl.org For EV drag racing discussion, please use NEDRA (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEDRA)