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California Puts Its Electric-Car Owner Survey Info Online

California Puts Its Electric-Car Owner Survey Info Online

Plug-in electric cars are driving silently off showroom floors in growing numbers--but who is buying them, and why? Data on electric-car owners can provide valuable insight for policymakers, helping to show which strategies for increased adoption are more likely to work. Now, one such a resource is... read more

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California Plug-In Electric Vehicle Driver Survey Results - CA Ctr for Sustainable Energy, Mar 2013

Who Buys Plug-In Electric Cars, And Why? CA Report Explains It All For You

Within two or three months, there will be more than 200,000 plug-in electric cars on U.S. roads--and we're learning more about who buys them, and why. California's Center for... read more February 28, 2014 by 


 
Green HOV-Lane Sticker

CA Carpool-Lane Stickers For Plug-In Hybrids Run Out By May--Or Sooner

One of the major incentives for buying a plug-in electric car in California is the coveted sticker allowing single-occupant travel in the carpool lanes on the state's crowded... read more February 27, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 hits the race track

2014 BMW i3 Gets CA Carpool-Lane Access: Battery Only, So Far

As expected, the 2014 BMW i3 electric car has been awarded its "white sticker," the coveted permission to drive in High-Occupancy Vehicle lanes with only one occupant on... read more February 24, 2014 by 


 
Green HOV-Lane Sticker

California Extends Electric-Car HOV Lane Access To 2019

Have you ever been alone in your car, wallowing in traffic, looked across to the empty carpool lane, and thought about making a break for it? California plug-in car drivers... read more September 5, 2013 by 


 
Carpooling

North Carolina To Make Trip-Reduction 'Green' Laws Illegal

Oh, North Carolina: Are you cutting off your nose to spite your face? That's the impression at least some commentators have gained on learning of a state bill that will... read more August 16, 2013 by 


 
Carpooling

GroupCarpool Puts Road-Trippers & Commuters In The Fast Lane

Organizing road trips can be hard. Organizing carpools -- sometimes with complete strangers -- can be even harder. First, there are masses of phone calls, text messages, and... read more June 4, 2013 by  3


 
Carpool ad, 1940s: U.S. Office for Emergency Management, War Production Board

CA: Electric Cars Get Carpool-Lane Access Til 2020, Plug-In Hybrids Til 2018?

Owners of electric cars and plug-in hybrids enjoy plenty of benefits: tax breaks, lower fuel costs, and the satisfaction that comes from driving a low- or zero-emission... read more May 23, 2013 by  13


 
2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid

CA Drivers Want Carpool-Lane Access, Honda Gives It To Them (But There's A Catch)

Say "carpool lane" or "HOV Access" or "white sticker" or "green sticker," and most California commuters will begin to drool uncontrollably. The ability to drive in relatively... read more March 21, 2013 by  9


 
Tesla Roadster with CA Clean Air Vehicle sticker  --  flickr user jurvetson

CA Bill Would Extend Carpool Lane Access Perk For 10 Years

It's one of the most valued perks for plug-in electric car buyers in California: the coveted green or white sticker that lets them travel in the carpool lane with just a... read more February 11, 2013 by  7


 
Traffic

Loss Of California HOV-Lane 'Prius Perk' Slows All Traffic, Study Says

Many California drivers silently cheered on July 1, when the yellow stickers on 85,000 hybrid cars expired--meaning their drivers were no longer allowed to travel solo in the... read more October 14, 2011 by  2


 
Traffic

Electric-Car Owners To Lose If CA Carpool Lanes Get Tolls?

State and local agencies are strapped for cash, and one source of income may be the high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes on congested freeways. In Southern California, local... read more September 21, 2011 by  2


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt

California's HOV-Lane Access Being Expanded To Include More 'Green' Cars

Fans of the Chevrolet Volt and Toyota Prius now have another reason to look forward to purchasing one, with news coming out this week that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has... read more September 1, 2010 by  1


 
CA 'Access OK' Clean Air Vehicle carpool lane sticker

Hybrid Owners Howl As California HOV-Lane Access Ends in December

All good things must come to an end, and it's the same with the wildwood weed ... err, with California's HOV-Lane access perk for owners of three hybrids: the Toyota Prius... read more January 20, 2010 by  12


 
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