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    Study: Surprise, letting solo drivers in HOV lanes causes problems

    Anyone who gets steamed at a Toyota Prius driver trying to hypermile in front of them now has another reason to dislike hybrid-vehicle drivers. They're not earning their right to drive solo in high-occupancy-vehicle (HOV) lanes for free, according to a report from Cornell University's Charles H. ...

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    Report: Senate committee votes to ban solo driver hybrids from HOV lanes

    Are hybrids officially swimming in the US mainstream? A recent federal government amendment appears to imply as much, since it says that hybrid drivers won't be able to count on getting solo access to high-occupancy-vehicle (HOV) lanes. And the Prius Nation sighs. A recently approved six-year ...

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    Report: California has HOV lane stickers for plug-in vehicles, but not many takers

    Those new green stickers in the Golden State haven't exactly been golden. A California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) program that distributes special high-occupancy-vehicle-lane (HOV) stickers to owners of vehicles like the Chevrolet Volt and Toyota Prius Plug-in has started slower than ...

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    Official: Ford Focus Electric qualifies for California HOV lane access, extra $2,500 off

    Following in the footsteps of the Chevrolet Volt and the Honda Civic Natural Gas, the 105-MPGe 2012 Ford Focus Electric has been granted HOV lane access in California by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). CARB not only gave the upcoming all-electric vehicle the ability to let people drive ...

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    Official: GM starts deliveries of 2012 HOV-lane-eligible Chevy Volts in California

    An update at least a year-and-a-half in the making, General Motors has just started delivering 2012 Chevrolet Volt extended-range plug-in models that are eligible for California customers to drive alone in that state's high-occupancy-vehicle (HOV) lanes, as the automaker looks to spur sales from ...

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    Study: Banning hybrids from HOV lanes slows everyone down

    Whodathunk that banning hybrid vehicles from California's High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes would lead to additional congestion on the state's highways and even longer commute times? Transportation engineers at the University of California, Berkeley did, and that's why the University's ...

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    Honda, Ford, Plug In America and others argue against extension of California's "yellow sticker" program

    Honda, Ford, Clean Energy, the California Natural Gas Coalition and Plug In America penned a letter to California senator Mark DeSaulnier, chair of the senate transportation and housing committee. The letter argues against the extension of the state's "yellow sticker" program that allows some ...

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    U.K. opens its first HOV lane

    Most of us here in the U.S. don't get the opportunity to drive around in the UK very often, and that includes myself. Still, I was a bit shocked when I read the press release I've now posted after the break, which announced that the UK has just opened the country's first High Occupancy Vehicle ...

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    What are Hot Lanes and are they a good idea?

    No, Hot Lanes are not roads that have caught fire. Hot Lanes or High Occupancy Toll lanes are a lot like HOV (high occupancy vehicle) lanes, which you are probably familiar with. The difference with HOT lanes compared with HOV lanes is that cars with low occupancy, i.e., just the driver, can travel ...


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