It took 2 months for me in Delaware. The plates literally arrived on the same day that the temporary tags expired. The good news I guess is that with new car purchases, they give you 5 year registration.We've had our ID.4 for a month and still waiting on the plates. Expect that I will be waiting a long time after that to get the HOV stickers too.
I've read accounts on the various EV boards that the true governing requirement is the VIN has transferred to the new owner in the state's database, which might happen a week after sale. Plenty of accounts of new owners providing only their VIN, or VIN plus temp tag number. But also plenty of rejects.I think it is really stupid that California requires the plate number to process the HOV decal request.
I can answer this one. When I changed plates on a prior car, I had to submit the same form with the revised plate information to get the information updated. They then sent me a new identifier (paper that goes in the glove box showing that it is a carpool legal vehicle, with the license plate number).Plus, what if you're applying for personalized plates? Supposed to wait for those, too, or just start over? Who to believe, who to believe?
I'm not an attorney, so I can't answer that specifically. My guess (and that's all it is) is that the CHP looks only at the sticker on the cars, and the type of car when they're hunting for violations. (A Ford F150 with an HOV sticker would probably catch their attention.) If they pull someone over for something else (speeding?), I'd also guess (and again, it's just a guess) that they are going to ask for the car's registration and driver's license.Safe to assume you were legally permitted to continue driving in the HOV during this paperwork transition period? As in, there was no mandate that all papers must be in order before continuing use?