Massachusetts offers EV license plates, even for hybrids

Discussion in 'Prius, Hybrid, EV and Alt-Fuel News' started by LewLasher, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. Blajoie

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    Thanks all - I will try to hit the Watertown RMV to get some EV plates!


    FYI for others - Leominster RMV also did not have any as of yesterday.
     
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    mitch, that's a great number! i wonder if boston has the lowest numbers?
     
  3. LewLasher

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    I neglected to mention that my Watertown-issued plate was in the 3000-3100 range.

    It is nice to know that they're open to using letters to expand the potential from 10,000 to over a million EV plates. I have noticed a mixture of numbers and letters on other premium license plates. In particular, during a leisurely stroll earlier today (no, I have nothing better to do, and, yes, I am retired) through Cambridge's "neighborhood ten", I noticed mixed alphanumeric plates (in the pattern 99AA) for Red Sox/Jimmy Fund and whale tail/"Preserve the Trust" plates. (I also saw a whale tail with an unprefixed 5-digit plate number; I don't know what that was about.)
     
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    Could be BISCO, I was going to go to the RMV on Washington Street, but I had to visit a client in Westborough, so just went to the one near where I live instead. Seems each registry has a different block of EV plates... They did state that the lowest plate (starting #) was EV1000
     
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    I got new regular plates 1 day after this started. :(
     
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    i hope whoever gets 1000 is a member here, but they will probably be connected, no pun intended. somebody at the registry got in trouble a year or two ago for selling low numbers to friends and family.
     
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    when i was up there last summer this kept running through my head
    family guy - the spirit of massachusetts - YouTube
     
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    SlowTurd I LIKE PRIUS'S

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    Massoftwoshits must be getting prepared to charge ev's more because they pay less gas tax.




    just a matter of time until they charge more for "ev's" when you register it again
     
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    ...and i'm sure many states are right behind us..and i don't get the 'hybrid' plate on a hybrid [except for the low number,which i have], kind of like all the harley riders,with their 'harley' jackets, or 'harley ' t-shirts they have to wear while riding their harley, or the bmw owners with 'bmw' license plate frame.
    nothin' personal,steve
     
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    Got mine today at the Watertown RMV. Numbers are up in the high 4000 range now.
     
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    the ICEs should get special plates that warn of danger from gasoline fires. I would skip it and just get a decal for my window.
     
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    I got mine last week in Braintree...EV 1354. I have only seen one other EV plate. It was in Weymouth, on a car identical to mine. It was EV 1384. They probably also got it in Braintree, so it looks like they have EV 13#4.
     
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    hmmmmm. super hot battery fire - 20 gallon gas explosion . . . . . which do I chose as more dangerous . . . . decisions decions. I guess I'll take the 20 gallon gas exploson because it's not as hot
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    I don't think the point is that EVs present a greater danger than gasoline vehicles. The point is that different immobilization/rescue techniques may be required. Emergency personnel do not need to be warned that a car has gasoline, they expect that.
     
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    Anyone got a new plate recently? I am closest to the Watertown RMV and wonder if anyone knows what numbers they were up to.
     
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