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    Report: California HOV access could be extended 10 years for green cars
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    A few years ago it was not uncommon to hear a Toyota Prius buyer say, "I got it for the sticker." The yellow sticker they were referring to allowed the driver to use the High Occupancy Vehicle (carpool) lane even when alone in the car which, as every other LA driver knows, led to the frequent ...

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    Report: Update: Corporations are not people in carpool lanes
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    Jonathon Friedman had his day in a San Francisco court, then Jurist Frank Drago had his say, declaring Friedman guilty. The case centered on a sheaf of corporation papers that Friedman used to make a statement about corporate 'personhood.' Driving in a carpool lane in the Bay Area, Friedman was ...

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    Report: California man using "corporations are people" argument to challenge HOV lane ticket
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    A driver in San Rafael, California is attempting to appeal a traffic citation for driving alone in a High Occupancy Vehicle lane. Jonathan Frieman and his attorney, Ford Greene, argue that since Frieman had corporate incorporation papers in his car when he was stopped by an officer, he was ...

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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: 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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    PSA: Natural gas Honda Civic GX retains California HOV lane access
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    Californians seeking access to the state's High Occupancy Vehicle lanes need look no further than the Honda Civic GX, a compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle that's permitted to use HOV lanes until January 2015. The Honda, which is the only CNG-fueled light-duty passenger vehicle available in ...

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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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    Chevrolet Volt will not be eligible for HOV-lane access until mid-2012
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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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    Chevrolet Volt, Nissan Leaf allowed to use California HOV lanes
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    California commuters will either celebrate or curse SB 535, a new law that extends hybrid and alternative-fuel vehicles' usage of High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes in the Golden State. Introduced by Sen. Leland Yee and signed into law by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, the new law expands the ...

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    CarPool Kenny eases you into HOV lane the illegal way
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    We're surprised that this gag can be retailed without disclaimers. CarPool Kenny is an inflatable head and torso that is marketed on the premise that you can cruise the carpool lane in passengerless peace, your inflatable pal offering impunity. People have tried this, and many have had their ruse ...

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    Hybrid sales inelastic despite surging gas prices
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    Despite a conspicuous rise in gas prices over the last three months, the demand for hybrids isn't budging. According to analysts cited in a new Reuters article, consumers aren't being swayed by increases in fuel economy, available tax credits and in some areas, high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane ...

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    Study: San Francisco's HOV lanes increase traffic congestion
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    A new study of San Francisco's high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes has revealed something disturbing: more congestion. According to researchers at UC Berkeley and Cal State University, East Bay, in a 100 mile sample section of freeway, HOV lanes have counter-intuitively led to an increase in ...

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