At the start of the year, California began offering green clean air vehicle decals to purchasers or lessees of cars meeting California’s Enhanced Advanced Partial Zero Emission Vehicle requirements. These decals enable a single driver to drive in the carpool lane.
California is limiting the number of stickers to 40,000. The program will last through January 2015. Ironically, as reported by the Sacramento Bee, there are currently no commercially available cars that meet the criteria to obtain the decal. However, the 2012 Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid and the 2012 Chevy Volt are expected to qualify.