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Do green plates need to pay sticker fee?

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Do green plates need to pay sticker fee?

Picked up my electric car with a green plate. But it doesn’t seem like the dealer delivered it with a sticker on the plate. Did the dealer forget to stick it on, or electric cars have no road fee or I need to go mto website to pay to get it sent to me?
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Sounds like they forgot. Essentially the ONLY difference with green plates is HOV/HOT lane access for a single passenger.

I DO like the idea of no sticker fees for green vehicles.
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^ how can the dealer forget ? I mean they take the VIN # to Service Ontario and register the car and present along with all the required informations
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Rob_EV wrote: Sounds like they forgot. Essentially the ONLY difference with green plates is HOV/HOT lane access for a single passenger.

I DO like the idea of no sticker fees for green vehicles.
But they probably charged me for the fee when they registered the car at MTO? I will need to check my receipt
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do electric cars have the sticker on the rear plate ?... or like pick ups, its on the front.... check the other end of your car... it might be there
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Rob_EV wrote: Sounds like they forgot. Essentially the ONLY difference with green plates is HOV/HOT lane access for a single passenger.

I DO like the idea of no sticker fees for green vehicles.
Can't wait until EV'S take hold and stickers are prorated to milage driven the previous year to compensate for the lack of gas tax.
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KevinM56081 wrote: Can't wait until EV'S take hold and stickers are prorated to milage driven the previous year to compensate for the lack of gas tax.
Sounds like you need to move to a regressive US red state?

I'm nearing 400,000km driven electric since 2014. Just call me an RFD vehicle pro.
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tralexus1 wrote: do electric cars have the sticker on the rear plate ?... or like pick ups, its on the front.... check the other end of your car... it might be there
Sticker on rear plate. Same as normal plates, just the colour is different and starting with G instead.
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Rob_EV wrote: Sounds like you need to move to a regressive US red state?

I'm nearing 400,000km driven electric since 2014. Just call me an RFD vehicle pro.
Sounds like he's looking forward to 100% EV adoption, in which we will need to tax vehicles based on mileage travelled.
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Rob_EV wrote: Sounds like you need to move to a regressive US red state?

I'm nearing 400,000km driven electric since 2014.
It's a fact. As EV market share increases, the amount of gas tax paid will decrease. I can see a sticker tied to milage driven in future to aide in the maintenance of roads.

Given that you disagree, wondering what you see happening?
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KevinM56081 wrote: It's a fact. As EV market share increases, the amount of gas tax paid will decrease. I can see a sticker tied to milage driven in future to aide in the maintenance of roads.

Given that you disagree, wondering what you see happening?
The fairest thing is to tax heavy vehicles more (because 99% of road degradation is actually due to commercial vehicles). Roads are never designed with respect to passenger vehicle traffic (because it's inconsequential).

Also, the $3.3B in annual subsides Canada provides to the oil industry should 100% be eliminated. It's in our best interest to allow fuel prices to rise to European levels.

Take the $3.3B saved per year and invest in road infrastructure.
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Palidino wrote: But they probably charged me for the fee when they registered the car at MTO? I will need to check my receipt
This - dealer should have put the sticker on when they picked up the plate. Call dealer to resolve
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I also think you already paid for the sticker, but somehow the dealer did not apply it to the plate...

I am pretty sure Service Ontario would not give them a plate and no sticker...
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Rob_EV wrote: The fairest thing is to tax heavy vehicles more (because 99% of road degradation is actually due to commercial vehicles). Roads are never designed with respect to passenger vehicle traffic (because it's inconsequential).

Also, the $3.3B in annual subsides Canada provides to the oil industry should 100% be eliminated. It's in our best interest to allow fuel prices to rise to European levels.

Take the $3.3B saved per year and invest in road infrastructure.
Every residential road is designed with passenger vehicles in mind. Of course heavier vehicle should pay more, but passenger should continue to pay some, as people who don't drive should pay the same through their taxes. Heavier vehicles already pay more today, as they tend to use more fuel. I'm sure commercial trucks pay more in registration fees as well.

Agree we shouldn't be subsidizing failing businesses like the oil industry, or buying their unwanted pipelines. That's not related to gas prices though, that's mostly due to higher taxes in the EU.
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Rob_EV wrote: The fairest thing is to tax heavy vehicles more (because 99% of road degradation is actually due to commercial vehicles). Roads are never designed with respect to passenger vehicle traffic (because it's inconsequential).

Also, the $3.3B in annual subsides Canada provides to the oil industry should 100% be eliminated. It's in our best interest to allow fuel prices to rise to European levels.

Take the $3.3B saved per year and invest in road infrastructure.
As long as it doesn’t reduce the $26B in taxes the oil industry have given the government each year. And most of that $3.3B would never actually exist, if “subsidies” were “removed”, so you can’t really invest it elsewhere.

The reality is BEVs are going to get tact sooner or later.
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tralexus1 wrote: do electric cars have the sticker on the rear plate ?... or like pick ups, its on the front.... check the other end of your car... it might be there
I took delivery of my Model 3 with the sticker on the front plate, but I don't believe that's how it should be. I just renewed my stickers (wonderful having a birthday shortly after purchase) and the included forms say nothing about green vehicles, so I attached the new one to the rear.
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deep wrote: I took delivery of my Model 3 with the sticker on the front plate, but I don't believe that's how it should be. I just renewed my stickers (wonderful having a birthday shortly after purchase) and the included forms say nothing about green vehicles, so I attached the new one to the rear.
Your model 3 isn't commercial. Rear plate.
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KevinM56081 wrote: Can't wait until EV'S take hold and stickers are prorated to milage driven the previous year to compensate for the lack of gas tax.
Governments will probably also increase taxes on electricity, for good measure. Canada after all. I mean hey if they added that "debt retirement" BS to people's bills, I'm sure extra electricity taxes are not at all beyond reason.
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Palidino wrote: Picked up my electric car with a green plate. But it doesn’t seem like the dealer delivered it with a sticker on the plate. Did the dealer forget to stick it on, or electric cars have no road fee or I need to go mto website to pay to get it sent to me?
No difference in stickers from regular cars. Should have a sticker in upper right corner of the rear plate.

Have 3 electric cars.

Check with the dealer to see what happened, I am almost certain you paid for it, so it should be there. Don't believe they can release car to you without one. Probably forgot
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ES_Revenge wrote: Governments will probably also increase taxes on electricity, for good measure. Canada after all. I mean hey if they added that "debt retirement" BS to people's bills, I'm sure extra electricity taxes are not at all beyond reason.
I cannot refute any of this. All seems logical. Surprised there isn't a "Shove it up you a**" itemized line on ontario hydro bills.

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