📜 1,000 New EV Plates Approved, Business Entity Allocation Limited
NYC TLC unanimously approved issuance of 1,000 NEW EV-only TLC Plates. 400 (of 1,000) business entity allocation will be limited to 25 per entity (EIN / SSN). Applications will open in "mid-March"
TLC approved release of up to 1,000 NEW EV-only vehicle licenses (a/k/a TLC Plates)
400 (of 1,000) allocation reserved for business entities now has 25 license per entity (EIN/SSN) limitation
Online application to apply will open in “mid-March”
All other proposals unanimously approved
The NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) 🚕 approved all proposals discussed in yesterday’s piece at today’s Commission meeting, notably the release of 1,000 NEW EV-only FHV Licenses (a/k/a TLC Plates).
Business Entity Allocation Limits
There was one surprising (& welcome) announcement related to putting limits on the 400 (of 1,000 business entity allocation) to 25 per business entity (defined as an EIN tax ID or Social Security Number). Previously, a single business entity could technically apply for the entire 400 allocation on a “first come, first serve” basis.
Details On When & How To Apply
TLC Chair & Commissioner David Do also stated that further (specific) details on how to apply for the new EV-only TLC Plates would be made public in the coming weeks, reiterating that drivers SHOULD NOT buy an electric vehicle until that guidance is given. Do indicated that the online “statement of interest” and overall application would open in “mid-March”, first to individual drivers and then to business entities.
Please tell me, in order to apply for a plate, do you already need to have an electric car and a TLC license? Or can you first apply, and then, after its approval, buy a car and get a TLC license? Thanks in advance for your reply.
I'm brand new to the world of TLC. I was watching this hearing and the previous hearings on TLC plates. Are this plate just for 100% electric or and you get a hybrid electric vehicle. Also when the applications roll out do you have to have the car before you fill them out? I have some many other questions but leave these 2 for now.