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That's why I'm getting a 2019. The new red sticker will be good for another 3 years. I almost didn't trade out to get a new car...to keep my 2017 and not borrow money, but the 2019 has enough improvements to entice me plus I sold my 2017 to my mom so the family still has the use of it.
 

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Any Californians out there know whether there are any possible legislative moves in the works to extend the expiration? I know that's happened before.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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.
 

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I can't find any other article that mentions this or any other details, but this is an interesting new law coming in 2020:

In 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.
https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea...o-put-more-low-income-California-13242718.php
 

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Glad never put one on my wife's Volt. She felt it was ugly.
My Spark EV has a white one that will become useless.
Not sure if I put one on my Tesla - don't do enough hwy driving, and when it is packed - it does not matter HOV lane or not - it is a parking lot.
 

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I know quite a few people who spent big bucks on Teslas and will now see their white stickers be useless (at least the older ones).
 
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