A MA registration is typically for two years. I’ve registered 3 new EVs now and each one was initially less than that, either 1-3/4 or 1-1/2 years, but renewed for two years. AFAICT, this is a function of the way MA plates are coded, with the last number signifying the month of renewal (1-0 for January to October, and Y & Z for November and December) and you basically get whatever plates are at the top of the stack when the dealer goes to the registry.
Is this your experience? Is the state systematically scamming every new registration?
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