Background: In Arizona, there was a pilot program to issue 10k HOV plates to hybrid owners. The last of the 10k plates was issued in June of 2008, so the DMV isn't giving out any new plates. If you currently own a hybrid with an HOV plate, the DMV will allow you to transfer this to a new hybrid, but if you sell / trade your hybrid for a non-hybrid, the plate is surrendered to the DMV and lost forever. I've heard there is a loophole where you can actually sell the car and 'transfer' the plate to a new owner. I'm looking to confirm with someone who has actually done it and how it was done.