I believe so in certain markets. I have a friend who bought his volt a month after mine but never applied for the decal, but is eligible for the red sticker. If I wouldn't benefit from the tax credit so much, i would have considered a good used Volt that hadn't yet applied for the green sticker.I never applied for the sticker for my 2013, so according to the articles my car is still eligible to receive the new red sticker. I never bothered to get the sticker because I rarely drive on the freeway and the sticker itself looks ugly. I do wonder if this will increase the resell value of my car, not that I would ever sell such a reliable and awesome car.
https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea...o-put-more-low-income-California-13242718.phpIn 2020 the state will go even further to advance this social equity ideal, under a new law that Gov. Jerry Brown signed last week. Legislators will extend the carpool lane perk to low-income people buying used cars with expired stickers. To qualify, the driver’s household income must be 80 percent of the state median, or lower.
California’s median household income in 2016 was $63,783, according to the U.S. census, and 80 percent of that is about $51,000.
In essence, a wealthier person will be able to sell an electric or hybrid car to a lower-income individual, and then buy a new one.
The law’s author, Democratic state Sen. Ricardo Lara of Bell Gardens, said he wanted to help a new class of super-commuters — teachers, janitors and others — who despair of finding affordable housing near their jobs.