High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane

2016 Chevy Volt To Get California Carpool Lane Access

2016 Chevy Volt To Get California Carpool Lane Access

Access to the carpool lane in California with only a single occupant has proven to be one of the more effective incentives to get the state's drivers to buy electric cars. The first year and a half of Chevy Volt range-extended electric cars didn't qualify, but Volt sales in California surged once... read more

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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


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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