Sedona AZ (May 6, 2015) – The Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division announced today that the program offering energy-efficient license plates for owners of qualified vehicles has ended. The maximum number of plate applications has been reached.
In May 2014, 1,800 energy-efficient license plates became available. Under the program guidelines, license owners returned plates when moving out of state, selling qualifying vehicles, or other reasons. Plates were available on a first-come first-served basis, and exclusively distributed through ServiceArizona.com.
The energy-efficient plate program was established by the federal government. The program, which offers a maximum of 10,000 license plates in Arizona, allows owners of qualifying plug-in hybrid electric vehicles to receive a plate and use the HOV lane during rush hours, irregardless of the number of passengers.
While the energy-efficient plate program is suspended until further notice, ADOT will continue to update the list of eligible vehicles pending resumption of the program. Also, a vehicle owner with an energy-efficient plate may still transfer his/her plate to another qualifying vehicle during this program suspension.
For more information about the program, including a list of qualifying plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, visit azdot.gov/eev.