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220,000 EV Drivers in California to Lose Carpool Lane Perk in 2019

September 24, 2018View for printing

The good news: the Clean Air Vehicle program for electric vehicles will be extended for at least three years. The bad news: not all EVs that have a decal now will be able to be renewed. Congestion on HOV and HOT lanes is a major concern.

Not only does the increase in vehicles permitted to use the faster-flowing high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes add to its congestion, but the decals also remove the incentive to carpool, which was their original purpose when they were first conceived in the late 1960s. ... e-perk-2019
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