HOV lanes in California with Prius?

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    California has passed some new laws in recent years regarding allowing certain low-emissions vehicles in the HOV lanes with a single driver.

    For example:
    HOV Decal Program (AB 544 Bloom): Beginning January 1, 2019, this law creates a new decal program to allow certain low emission vehicles to access high-occupancy vehicle lanes, regardless of vehicle occupancy level, for a four-year term. Access to high-occupancy vehicle lanes for vehicles with green and white decals will expire January 1, 2019. Vehicles issued a green or white decal in 2017 or 2018 will be eligible to reapply for a decal in 2019 granting them access to high–occupancy toll lanes until January 1, 2022.

    See:
    DMV Reminds Motorists of New 2018 Laws
    Bill Text - AB-544 Vehicles: high-occupancy vehicle lanes.

    Does the Gen3 Prius qualify?
     
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    .... & you have to apply for - & pay for stickers. Go to the Calif. DMV website for the particulars. In short - nothing older than 2018 plug-ins's (or Hydrogen, or EV's) gets stickers now. Even a twin turbo V8 29mpg BMW can get stickers;
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    or - get stickers to drive your lumbering 7 passenger minivan solo;
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    Either a Red or Purple sticker . . . . . No sticker?
    No soup for you!

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    So the minivan gets stickers, but the Prius doesn't? The minivan isn't a plug-in, is it?
     
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    33 ev mile range
    That's more than 2X the electric range than the BMW pictured.
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    9D4AEF2F-88BC-4C99-9EB6-DC04DEB3C6DD.jpeg Saw this hot rod plug-in minivan yesterday, and snapped a photo of it.:rolleyes:
     
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    Pretty sure it used to. But part of the deal was to reward the early adopters of the very latest & greenest, so older cars have been progressively expired out of the eligibility window.

    You're too late to the party.
     
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