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Does Nissan Leaf Supplant The Prius As Loathing Target For CA Drivers?

Does Nissan Leaf Supplant The Prius As Loathing Target For CA Drivers?

If you've never lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, you may not have heard of "Mr. Roadshow," the nickname of San Jose Mercury News reporter Gary Richards. Nor will you know how important his columns are, covering traffic, congestion, freeways, law enforcement, cars, and all the other topics... read more

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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 


 
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


 
2013 Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid

2013 Ford C-Max Energi, Fusion Energi Join California HOV Lane

Californians wanting to gain single-occupancy access to the state’s high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes now have twice as many eligible cars to choose from when buying... read more October 24, 2012 by  7


 
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Virginia’s Hybrid HOV Lane Perks: Anything But Easy

For years, we’ve covered California’s High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane access perks for drivers of ultra-low or zero-emissions cars. Reasonably simple to... read more May 14, 2012 by  3


 
Green HOV-Lane Sticker

Want To Drive Your Green Car In CA HOV Lanes? Here’s How

If you live in California, you’ll know that buying a green car can come with impressive perks, including purchase rebates of up to $2,500 and access to the state's High... read more April 27, 2012 by  5


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In To Join Chevy Volt In CA HOV Lanes

California's high-occupancy vehicle lanes, which emptied out last July as 85,000 hybrids lost their access, are about to start admitting more cars. This week, Chevy dealers... read more February 28, 2012 by  3


 
2012 Chevrolet Volt

HOV-Lane Eligible Chevy Volts On Sale In California Next Week

Earlier today,General Motors confirmed that it has restarted production of the 2012 Chevrolet Volt at its Detroit Hamtramck facility. In addition, the automaker has confirmed... read more February 24, 2012 by  2


 
2012 Chevrolet Volt

Chevy Steps Up Volt Sales Efforts With 'Quad $0' Lease In California

With last month's sales of the 2012 Chevy Volt less than half what they were in December, Chevrolet has stepped up its efforts to sell its innovative but pricey... read more February 2, 2012 by  10


 
2012 Chevrolet Volt

New 2012 Chevy Volts Will Qualify For $1500 CA State Rebate

A few weeks ago, we told you that all new 2012 Chevrolet Volts manufactured after February 8 and destined for Californian dealers will feature a redesigned exhaust system... read more January 30, 2012 by  2


 
2012 Chevrolet Volt

Can Your 2012 Chevy Volt Use California HOV Lanes? It Depends

When General Motors launched the Chevrolet Volt in 2010, the state of California decided that it didn’t meet the required emissions standards needed to classify it as... read more January 19, 2012 by  3


 
2012 Chevrolet Volt

Chevy Volt To Qualify For California HOV-Lane Access In 2012

Chevrolet announced today at the Los Angeles Auto Show that its Volt extended-range electric car will qualify for solo access to California's HOV lanes, a feature deeply... read more November 16, 2011 by  3


 
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


 
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