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Hybrid Vehicles and HOV Lanes

| Written by John Farrell | No Comments | Updated on Mar 24, 2005 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

We received a question on whether or not hybrid electric/gas vehicles should be allowed to use high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes. Dr. Dave responded, calling hybrid cars an essential component of a sustainable transportation strategy but policies to let them use HOV lanes would be unnecessary and counterproductive.

The complete Question and Answer from Dr.Dave:  Is it good policy to let hybrid vehicles use HOV lanes?


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John Farrell directs the Energy Democracy initiative at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and he develops tools that allow communities to take charge of their energy future, and pursue the maximum economic benefits of the transition to 100% renewable power. More

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