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    BMW i3 qualifies for both green and white HOV stickers in California
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    BMW buyers tend to have enough cash on hand to be buffered from the concept of "sticker shock," but the term may take on a different meaning when it comes to the German automaker's i3 plug-in vehicle and its classification by California clean-air regulators. The first i3 EVs are set to be sold ...

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    Report: California will extend plug-in vehicle solo-driver access to HOV lanes
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    California's plug-in drivers will have another three years to go it alone in the state's high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes. The state is voting to extend its green and white sticker program, which allows plug-in hybrid and electric vehicle drivers to drive alone in HOV lanes, to 2019 from 2016, ...

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    Report: California still has plenty plug-in HOV lane stickers available
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    Californians aren't exactly standing in line for those green stickers that let plug-in hybrid vehicle drivers get solo-driving access to the state's diamond lanes. So, what else is new? Just over 9,000 of the 40,000 green stickers that California will hand out before January 1, 2015, have landed ...

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    Official: Ford C-Max Energi PHEV can ride solo in California carpool lane
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    Interested in the C-Max Energi Plug-in Hybrid? Ford would like you to do some math. THe PHEV starts at $33,745, and the Feds will subtract a tax credit worth up to $3,750. Then, if you live in California, where the Energi now qualifies for the green carpool lane sticker, the state will offer you ...

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    Report: California has HOV lane stickers for plug-in vehicles, but not many takers
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    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
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    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: New enhAT-PZEV Chevy Volt ready for California HOV access, extra $1,500 in rebates *UPDATED
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    The Chevy Volt may be able to travel about 40 miles without emitting a gram of CO2, but the car isn't clean enough to qualify for High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane access in California. Make that wasn't clean enough. Today, GM announced that California dealers are now taking orders for an ...

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    Hybrids rejoin California gridlock as HOV stickers expire today
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    The vehicles are no longer novel, their yellow stickers have faded from years of exposure to the sun and, after six years of enjoying the privilege, it's now time for California's hybrid owners to suffer with the rest of us in the state's traffic-clogged non-High Occupancy Vehicle lanes. Starting ...

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    Chelsea Sexton: SB 535, HOV access for plug-in and the unintended consequences of easy political wins
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    One of the persistent challenges of deploying plug-in vehicles has always been metrics: how to evaluate, regulate, incentivize and talk about them to the general public. It's complicated enough transitioning consumers from thinking about miles per gallon to miles per kilowatt hour, particularly ...

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    Chevrolet Volt will not be eligible for HOV-lane access until mid-2012 *UPDATE
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    Prospective owners of the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf shouldn't get too excited about driving in California carpool lanes as soon as they take delivery. Late Tuesday night California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed SB 535 into law, extending access to the high-occupancy-vehicle (HOV) lanes ...

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    Honda FCX Clarity, Civic GX still get HOV lane access in California
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    Recently California passed a rule that extended access to the state's carpool lanes for zero and ultra low emission vehicles until 2015. Part of that regulation update included the phase-out of access ...

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    Maryland approves HOV access, $2,000 tax break for plug-ins
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    Drivers in Maryland now have two new reasons to opt for a plug-in electric vehicle the next time go new car shopping. Governor Martin O'Malley (above) has reportedly signed bills this week that provide for car pool lane access for plug-in vehicles and a new $2,000 tax break. The High Occupancy ...

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    "Prius perks" ending in December; but there's still time to make divisive statements
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    We're coming to the end of the time when it makes sense (?) to ride around with a mannequin dressed as Gandalf. Yes, carpool lane access for some hybrid drivers in California will end this year. The deadline gives us a chance to look back and consider what the so-called "Prius perks" got us. ...

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    HOV stickers on clean cars worth a solid $1,200 from your insurance company
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    A few years ago, a little yellow sticker on your ride was worth about $4,000 on the used car market. These "Clean Air Vehicle" stickers allow clean cars with just one occupant into the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes in California and can save some commuters up to two hours a day. Wow. If time ...

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    An oldie but a goodie: using a Gandalf mannequin passenger to ride the HOV lans
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    Even with low gas prices, there is still a side benefit to burning less gas when you carpool: driving in the HOV lane. In some cities, these high-occupancy vehicle lanes are restricted to vehicles with at least two or three people and, sometimes, to hybrid vehicles as well (well, some hybrids, ...

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    U.K. opens its first HOV lane
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    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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    UK cameras look through you to catch carpool lane violations
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    Finding a way to inconspicuously get into the carpool lane without actually having a passenger can be a lucrative business and is also a source of great consternation to drivers legally allowed to be in the lanes. There have been a few attempts at policing carpool lane usage, but this is the first ...

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    What are Hot Lanes and are they a good idea?
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    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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    Carpool stickers worth $4,000 on used-car market
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    If you're shopping for a used Prius, expect to pay $4,000 more for one with the carpool sticker. That's what Chris Woodyard of USA Today found out when he asked Kelley Blue Book to sample prices. Carpool stickers allow the vehicle to cruise the HOV lanes in California even if there is only one ...

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