Alex Johnson

Get to Know Your New HOV Lane Qualification

Alex Johnson
Get to Know Your New HOV Lane Qualification

“I drive a cutting edge hybrid.” Hey, cool! “And I enjoy hassle-free maintenance, emphasis on the free.” Oh, hey, nice! Whether you’re performing self-affirmations in the mirror, or actually soaking up peer-emitted praise, the fact remains: Taking care of your transportation via Prazo is worth complimenting. Especially thanks to the ride provided.

But wait, you’d like validation from entities beyond an adoring friend group and your reflection plus another tangible benefit beyond Prazo's sterling in-house services and the warm fuzzy feeling you get by taking back a little air territory from the smoggy powers that be? Phew. You’re in luck, because the state of California thinks you and your choice of car are pretty swell and wants to help.

According to the California Environmental Protection Agency’s (CEPA) Air Resources Board (ARB): “[state] law allows single-occupant use of High Occupancy Vehicle (HOVs) lanes by certain qualifying clean alternative fuel vehicles.” By taking advantage of Prazo, you, yes you, drive -- or will soon drive -- such a vehicle.

Image courtesy of California DMV

Image courtesy of California DMV

The 2017 Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid qualifies for a Green Clear Air Vehicle decal through January 1st, 2019. After an initial offering of 40,000 decals, the statutory limit, “effective as of September 13, 2016…has been removed.” The application is a single simple page and carries a one-time $22 fee, which, in our opinion, is well worth it. Green, in this, and at least one other prominent car-related case, means go.

We’re not afraid to detail the many perks Prazo’s inclusive concierge service provides. Literally and figuratively, we want to get you where you need to go, whether that’s catching the Catalina ferry, or the newly inspired eyes of the onlooking masses. A stamp (read: sticker) of single-occupant HOV approval helps you go a long way fast! Start your application today to take even fuller advantage of the Prazo life.

Helpful links:

Application for Clean Air Vehicle decals

CEPA Carpool Eligibility FAQ

California Department of Motor Vehicles Clean Air Vehicle FAQ