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State nears carpool lane decal limit for Volt, other plug-in hybrids
State nears carpool lane decal limit for Volt, other plug-in hybrids

Buyers of plug-in hybrids such as the Chevrolet Volt and the Toyota Prius are about to lose an important perk – a carpool lane permit. California has capped the number of the Green Clean Air Vehicle decals that allow such cars into the lanes at 70,000. As of Monday, it had granted 66,255, leaving fewer than 4,000 left. Those who already have the stickers – and those who nab the permits that are left - get carpool lane access until Jan. 1, 2019. Plug-in hybrids are cars that have gasoline engines and electric drive systems that allow them to run only on electricity for varying distances. The rechargeable Prius plug-in, for example, can operate on electricity for just 11...

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