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EV plate label kit

Posted: Sun, 16 Aug 2020, 11:54
by bje
Before I throw out the little plastic bag my EV plate labels came in, I thought I would post the details here for archiving. The EV plate label kit from Hyundai consists of two blue triangular "EV" labels to attach to your number plate, and two rivets. They cost about $5.50 a pair.

The part number is 8631554738.

Re: EV plate label kit

Posted: Sun, 16 Aug 2020, 18:51
by tonyw
Funny. I was sent them (at no cost) by the NSW Government and told I had to affix them to the car or else I would burn in the fires of hell.

I've since seen quite a lot of them on cars that I did not realise were hybrids.

Re: EV plate label kit

Posted: Sun, 16 Aug 2020, 19:46
by jonescg
Interesting - no obligation to install them in WA...

Re: EV plate label kit

Posted: Sun, 16 Aug 2020, 20:12
by brendon_m
...yet....
I was thinking of getting some for my cars as a bit of subtle EV advertising but it was all too hard to get them made. This seems to be a cheap and easy solution for me, I'll order some tomorrow I think.

Re: EV plate label kit

Posted: Sun, 16 Aug 2020, 20:29
by bje
tonyw wrote: Sun, 16 Aug 2020, 18:51 Funny. I was sent them (at no cost) by the NSW Government and told I had to affix them to the car or else I would burn in the fires of hell.
That is true in NSW. At least in the ACT, we have to buy and affix them ourselves.

Re: EV plate label kit

Posted: Mon, 17 Aug 2020, 09:53
by Bryce
Hi there - these have been available via AEVA for several years! ($10 a set posted: $5 cost ... $6.10 if posted ... rest to AEVA as a donation)

viewtopic.php?f=18&t=3386&p=69986&hilit ... ate#p69986

Just email me to get a pair sent. EVNews@bigpond.com

Cheers
Bryce

Re: EV plate label kit

Posted: Mon, 17 Aug 2020, 10:20
by brendon_m
I saw that posting but I thought they were different to the (supposedly) national specifications.

Re: EV plate label kit

Posted: Tue, 18 Aug 2020, 13:28
by Bryce
Seems to be some discrepancy between the states. Some use the blue diamond sticker and some use the blue triangle rivet-on version.

Thank goodness we live in the one country and speak the same language. How on earth does the EU manage to standardise anything??

Cheers
Bryce

Re: EV plate label kit

Posted: Fri, 21 Aug 2020, 11:57
by Peter C in Canberra
Bryce wrote: Tue, 18 Aug 2020, 13:28 Seems to be some discrepancy between the states. Some use the blue diamond sticker and some use the blue triangle rivet-on version.

Thank goodness we live in the one country and speak the same language. How on earth does the EU manage to standardise anything??

Cheers
Bryce
The blue triangle is the Australian Standard. As far as I can tell the diamond is something Victoria did unilaterally.
In the ACT and probably anywhere other than Victoria, state legislation requires the blue EV triangle. In the ACT, the triangle is required for any vehicle with a high voltage traction battery (hybrids and BEVs) that was made after 1/1/2019. This has been required since 1/1/2020. However, until at least quite recently, dealers have been supplying cars without the triangle attached. In the case of Hyundai, the head office started putting them in the glove box for the dealer to attach when they get plates but the message didn't filter through to the local dealer who, at least until recently and perhaps still, left them in the glove box.

Re: EV plate label kit

Posted: Sun, 27 Sep 2020, 05:23
by doug
I bought my car from Crawfords in Brookvale, NSW, as dealer demo car. They (illegally now in NSW) sold me the car with no Blue triangle EV plate.
Eventually, the local Service centre (where you register cars in NSW) arranged for some, & now keep them in stock. To my knowledge, the first set are supplied free.
It is now a legal requirement to have the plates fitted to applicable vehicles in NSW. (Fine if not fitted)

Re: EV plate label kit

Posted: Sun, 27 Sep 2020, 09:41
by bje
I've previously wondered if it is a requirement of EVs travelling on NSW roads or just NSW registered vehicles. If I drive an ACT registered vehicle in NSW, are triangles required?

Re: EV plate label kit

Posted: Sun, 27 Sep 2020, 10:11
by Peter C in Canberra
bje wrote: Sun, 27 Sep 2020, 09:41 I've previously wondered if it is a requirement of EVs travelling on NSW roads or just NSW registered vehicles. If I drive an ACT registered vehicle in NSW, are triangles required?
I presume that a car registered in another state or territory is only required to have complied with the registration requirements of that other state when travelling in a different jurisdiction within Australia. The states and territories largely manage to harmonise their requirements so it is of little consequence.
In the case of EV triangles, I would say you could be fined in NSW for not having them because the ACT also requires them by the letter of the law, even though it has not yet started enforcing that. On the other hand, a Victorian car with Victoria's EV diamond would not be fined, I expect, but it would be if it lacks any EV symbol on its plates.

Re: EV plate label kit

Posted: Sat, 28 Nov 2020, 15:40
by larrymudd2
just bought a KONA last week, and found the bag of these tags in the glove box. Looks like the dealership did not bother to install them. From comment below, it looks like its not a legal requirement in WA. I don't want to bother purchasing a pop rivet gun just for this one job to fit these, so I'll hang onto them and ask the dealership if they will fit them on the cars first service.

Re: EV plate label kit

Posted: Sat, 28 Nov 2020, 15:58
by Peter C in Canberra
larrymudd2 wrote: Sat, 28 Nov 2020, 15:40 just bought a KONA last week, and found the bag of these tags in the glove box. Looks like the dealership did not bother to install them. From comment below, it looks like its not a legal requirement in WA. I don't want to bother purchasing a pop rivet gun just for this one job to fit these, so I'll hang onto them and ask the dealership if they will fit them on the cars first service.
It might well be required in WA as well. The dealers seem very slow on the uptake with this. In the ACT, the local dealer was reminded about it many times and yet took almost a year before cars started appearing with the blue triangles affixed routinely.

Re: EV plate label kit

Posted: Tue, 01 Dec 2020, 10:47
by Roger-c
When I got my new plates, I just removed the one from the normal plate and attached it with double sided tape:
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Re: EV plate label kit

Posted: Tue, 01 Dec 2020, 14:12
by Getagrip
larrymudd2 wrote: Sat, 28 Nov 2020, 15:40 just bought a KONA last week, and found the bag of these tags in the glove box. Looks like the dealership did not bother to install them. From comment below, it looks like its not a legal requirement in WA. I don't want to bother purchasing a pop rivet gun just for this one job to fit these, so I'll hang onto them and ask the dealership if they will fit them on the cars first service.
I bought my new EV in Morley a month ago and the salesman seemed pretty certain they were not required in WA. I have kept them in the glove box anyway - just in case.

Re: EV plate label kit

Posted: Tue, 01 Dec 2020, 14:49
by Peter C in Canberra
Getagrip wrote: Tue, 01 Dec 2020, 14:12 I bought my new EV in Morley a month ago and the salesman seemed pretty certain they were not required in WA. I have kept them in the glove box anyway - just in case.
I suggest putting them on anyway. When people notice EVs in the carparks, they are more likely to get one themselves.

Re: EV plate label kit

Posted: Tue, 01 Dec 2020, 15:15
by brendon_m
Not currently required in WA but will be soon according to the latest announcements.
And I agree, a bit of subtle EV advertising can't hurt although I doubt anyone on the roads pay enough attention to notice

Re: EV plate label kit

Posted: Thu, 31 Dec 2020, 11:58
by doug
The reason for these labels is so Emergency services know to beware. They can then assess & handle the hazard.