This is a forward from the RAV4 EV group for those Force owners who
live in California.
Attention EV drivers!
As you may have heard, AB1314 making it illegal for non-EVs to block
in California has been signed by Governor Davis. While the text of
begins Jan 1st, it likely won't start until mid next year due to
The law calls for a 2x2 inch window sticker to be made available to
drivers through DMV
HQ in Sacramento (mail in) or at EV dealerships for new customers.
will be a small fee
for the stickers, likely under $10. The sticker can go inside the
window behind the driver or
in the edge of the drivers side windshield. The law also provides for
bumper stickers, but initially
the stickers will be made for inside use only (unless you can figure
way to get it on the
bumper!) Technically any vehicle blocking a charger without a sticker
starting mid next year
could be ticketed $100 but I doubt EVs would be ticketed... AB1314 is
of a tool to allow
parking enforcement to ticket non-EVs blocking appropriately marked
EV chargers statewide.
We have a short period of time to contribute ideas for the design of
this new sticker!
The sticker will be an inside window transparent, with 1 or 2
colors. On the sticker there will
be a space for a serial number, but other than that we have a lot of
flexibility to contribute to
the design. Every EV driver interested in the final look of this new
sticker is encouraged to
contribute ideas or possible designs. Early next week I will make
available for everyone to see.
We are holding a contest starting now for all interested EV drivers
ideas for the sticker. Please e-mail your design entries to me at
greg@p... .jpg or
.gif files preferable, please less than 200kbytes (remember this is
2x2 inch sticker).
Remember, clear background and no more than 2 colors for the design.
All entries must be received by Tuesday the 12th of November. The
will be posted
online and people can vote for the best entry on Wednesday and
13th and 14th.
The winner will be selected Friday morning the 15th and will win an
exciting PEVDC T-shirt
(blue or green)... oh boy!
I'm sending this out to the EV1, RAV and Th!nk lists, if anyone has
access to other groups
who might be interested in participating in this design for
please feel free to forward
this e-mail. Unfortunately I will be out of town until Monday night,
forgive me if I don't
respond to e-mail Fri-Mon. I will clear up any unresolved issues
next week when I get
Greg Hanssen, co-chairman Production EV Drivers Coalition