Carpool-Lane Access: Very Important For Electric-Car Adoption, It Turns Out

Carpool-Lane Access: Very Important For Electric-Car Adoption, It Turns Out

Depending on where they live, electric-car owners can enjoy a variety of perks associated with the vehicle they drive. That's especially true in California, which grants rebates for new plug-in car purchases, as well as access to carpool lanes for solo drivers in plug-in hybrids and electric cars... read more

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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... read more May 20, 2014 by 

2014 Nissan Leaf

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... read more April 11, 2014 by 

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CA Electric-Car Incentive Update: Funds Run Out, Green Stickers Gone

Access to carpool lanes on California's legendarily crowded freeways is a big perk. So is getting a check in the mail that cuts the purchase cost. These incentives were... read more April 4, 2014 by 

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 

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


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


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