High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane

Highway Spending Bill To Bar Hybrids From Carpool-Lane Incentives?

Highway Spending Bill To Bar Hybrids From Carpool-Lane Incentives?

Incentives to get drivers to buy highly fuel-efficient cars have taken many forms, one of the most popular being single-occupant access to carpool lanes on crowded freeways. Hybrid-electric vehicles were some of the first beneficiaries of these policies, but now they're being elbowed aside by... read more

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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

2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, production model

Why Toyota Will Sell 2012 Prius Plug-Ins: It's The Sticker, Stupid

Reports say Toyota expects to sell as many as 15,000 of its 2012 Prius Plug-In Hybrid model per year in the United States. But electric-car fans and advocates have vigorously... read more September 22, 2011 by  10


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

2005 Toyota Prius

CA To Hybrid Drivers: Sorry, We're Just Not That Into You--Any More

Spare a thought, if you will, a momentary tear, for 85,000 doomed drivers of three models of hybrid car in California. They are the unlucky losers of a privilege that saved... read more June 30, 2011 by  4

Traffic Jam

Would You Pay $10 A Day To Cut Your Commute By 35 Minutes?

How much is your time worth? If you live in southern California and drive to work, the answer for some of you seems to be more than $17 an hour. That conclusion is drawn from... read more December 22, 2010 by  8


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