Join Date: May 2018
Location: Norco, California, USA
HOV stickers in California - Info.
The CVRP (Clean Vehicle Rebate) application has some bad wording in it about HOV/CAV access stickers. Many new EV owners seem to think you must choose between the $2500 rebate and the HOV sticker. This is not true. You can get both.
Another misconception is that the income cap is $150k. That is only for a single person, or married filing separately. It's $204k Head of Household, and $300k Married filing joint. But they only check a fraction of the applications according to the CVRP.
Another note is the CVRP rebate is not limited to 2 cars per family. After Jan 1, 2015, there is a 2 car limit per 'entity'. Previous cars do not count. An entity is an individual. So if you are married, you can collect 4 rebates for purchases after 1/1/15.
If you are happily married, it is normally best to register both spouses using OR as the designation: Jane Smith OR John Smith, then the next EV, John Smith OR Jane Smith. This allows cars to be sold with one signature if there is a death or other issue. If you are not so happy, then it's AND which stops one spouse from selling your car.
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Last edited by McRat; 11-30-2018 at 03:08 PM.