eligible vehicle list, single occupant carpool HOV lane sticker

This page last reviewed April 6, 2018

California law allows single-occupant use of High Occupancy Vehicle (HOVs) lanes by certain qualifying electric, plug-in hybrid, and limited clean alternative fuel vehicles. A list of qualifying vehicles and frequently asked questions are provided below. Use of these lanes by a single occupant vehicle requires a Clean Air Vehicle Decal issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

 

CURRENT PROGRAM

red decalRed Clean Air Vehicle Decals The California DMV is now issuing a new "Red" decal for all qualifying vehicles pursuant to CVC 5205.5 and 21655.9 that will be valid until January 1, 2019. Owners of vehicles issued a Red, Green or White HOV decal from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2018, may apply for a new Clean Air Vehicle Decal that will expire on January 1, 2022. There are income requirements and other details regarding this new California Clean Air Decal program. Information on the color of the new sticker and application date and process have not yet been released.

The Red Clean Air Decal has the same eligibility requirements that were required for the Green and White decals. All vehicles in the chart below that were issued a green, white or red decal in the timeframe specified above, will qualify for the new Clean Air Vehicle decal.

PAST PROGRAMS - STICKERS CURRENTLY VALID

white decalWhite Clean Air Vehicle Decals are no longer being issued, but are valid until January 1, 2019 (per AB 266). These stickers were issued to an unlimited number of qualifying Federal Inherently Low Emission Vehicles (ILEVs). Cars that met these requirements were typically certified full zero emission vehicles (100% battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles) and some very clean compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles.

Green DecalGreen Clean Air Vehicle Decals are are no longer being issued, but are valid until January 1, 2019 (per AB 266). These stickers were issued to an unlimited number of qualifying plug-in hybrid vehicles certified to California's Transitional Zero Emission Vehicles (TZEV) or Enhanced Advanced Technology Partial Zero Emission Vehicle (AT PZEV)* standards and meeting minimum all-electric range requirements.

 

EXPIRED PROGRAMS - STICKERS NO LONGER VALID

yellow decalYellow Clean Air Vehicle decals for first-generation hybrids are no longer valid - the program ended on 7/1/2011. Please note that these vehicles do not qualify for any current or future type of HOV decals.


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For additional information please contact the ARB Helpline at (800) 242-4450.

* Please note that the new terminology for Enhanced Advanced Technology Partial Zero Emission Vehicle (AT PZEV) is Transitional Zero Emission Vehicle (TZEV). TZEVs meet the same certification requirements and qualify for the Clean Air Sticker.

Qualifying Vehicles for Clean Air Vehicle Decals

Manufacturer Make & Model Exhaust Standard Fuel Type Engine Size (L) Test Group Number
           
2018 Model Year Vehicles
Audi A3 E-Tron TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 1.4 JVGAV01.4V3B
BMW 530e and 530e xDrive TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 2.0 JBMXV02.0H30
BMW I3 and I3S (94 AH) ZEV Electric n/a JBMXV00.0I3B
BMW I3 (94 AH) and I3S (94 AH) with range extender TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 0.6 JBMXV00.6I3R
BYD e6 ZEV Electric n/a JBAIV0000001
Chevy

Bolt

ZEV Electric n/a JGMXV00.0002
Chevy

Volt (Eligible vehicles with the Low Emissions Package will have a C or a D in the 5th position of the VIN. Engine Family Number must also match)

TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 1.5 JGMXV01.5030
Chrysler

Pacifica Hybrid

TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 3.6 JCRXT03.65P3
Fiat 500e ZEV Electric n/a JCRXV00.05PR
Ford Focus ZEV Electric n/a JFMXV00.0VAF
Ford Fusion Energi TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 2.0 JFMXV02.0VZQ
Honda Clarity Hydrogen Fuel Cell EV ZEV Hydrogen n/a JHNXV00.0AE9
Honda Clarity Electric ZEV Electric n/a JHNXV00.0BE9
Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 1.5 JHNXV01.5DL2
Hyundai Ioniq Electric ZEV Electric n/a JHYXV00.0151
Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 1.6 JHYXV01.616T
Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 2.0 JHYXV02.012T
Kia Niro TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 1.6 JKMXV01.645T
Kia Optima TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 2.0 JKMXV02.043T
Kia Soul ZEV Electric n/a JKMXV00.0411
Mercedes Benz C-Class 350e TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 2.0 JMBXJ02.0HY1
Mercedes Benz GLC 350e 4MATIC TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 2.0 JMBXJ02.0HY1
Mitsubishi Outlander TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 2.0 JMTXT02.0H3M
Nissan LEAF ZEV Electric n/a JNSXV0000TLA
Smart Fortwo Electric Drive Coupe ZEV Electric n/a JMBXV00.0ED1
Smart Fortwo Electric Drive Cabrio ZEV Electric n/a JMBXV00.0ED2
Tesla Model 3 Long Range ZEV Electric n/a JTSLV00.0L13
Tesla Model S (100D; 75D; P100D) ZEV Electric n/a JTSLV00.0L2S
Tesla Model S (75) ZEV Electric n/a JTSLV00.0L1S
Tesla Model X (100D; 75D; P100D) ZEV Electric n/a JTSLV00.0L2X
Toyota Mirai ZEV Hydrogen n/a JTYXV00.0DA7
Toyota Prius Prime TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 1.8 JTYXV01.8P35
Volkswagen eGolf ZEV Electric n/a JVGAV00.0VZZ
Volvo S90 T8 TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 2.0 JVVXJ02.0P30
Volvo XC60 T8 TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 2.0 JVVXJ02.0P30
Volvo XC90 T8 TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 2.0 JVVXJ02.0P30
2017 Model Year Vehicles
Audi A3 E-Tron TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 1.4 HVGAV01.4V3B
BMW i3 BEV and i3 BEV (60AH) ZEV Electric n/a HBMXV00.0I3B
BMW i3 REX TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 0.6 HBMXV00.6I3R
BYD e6 ZEV Electric n/a HBAIV0000001
Chevy Bolt ZEV Electric n/a HGMXV00.0002
Chevy

Volt

(Eligible vehicles with the Low Emissions Package will have an C or a D in the 5th position of the VIN. Engine Family Number must also match)

TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 1.5 HGMXV01.5030
Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 3.6 HCRXT03.65P0
Fiat 500e ZEV Electric n/a HCRXV00.05PR
Ford C-Max Energi TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 2.0 HFMXV02.0VZQ
Ford Focus Electric ZEV Electric n/a HFMXV00.0VAF
Ford Fusion Energi TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 2.0 HFMXV02.0VZQ
Honda Clarity Hydrogen Fuel Cell EV ZEV Hydrogen n/a HHNXV00.0AET
Honda Clarity Electric ZEV Electric n/a HHNXV00.08E9
Hyundai Ioniq ZEV Electric n/a HHYXV00.0151
Hyundai Sonata TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 2.0 HHYXV02.0A2P
Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell ZEV Hydrogen n/a HHYXV00.0131
Kia Optima TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 2.0 HHYXV02.0A2P
Kia Soul ZEV Electric n/a HKMXV00.0411
Mercedes Benz B-Class 250e ZEV Electric n/a HMBXV00.0ED2
Mercedes Benz C-Class 350e TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 2.0 HMBXV02.0HY1
Mercedes Benz S-Class 550e TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 3.0 HMBXV03.0HY1
Mitsubishi i-MiEV ZEV Electric n/a HMTXV00.0EIT
Nissan LEAF ZEV Electric n/a HNSXV0000LLB
Smart Fortwo Electric Drive Convertible ZEV Electric n/a HMBXV00.0ED3
Smart Fortwo Electric Drive Coupe / Cabrio ZEV Electric n/a HMBXV00.0ED1
Tesla Model 3 ZEV Electric n/a HTSLV00.0L13
Tesla Model S (60kWh; 75kWh) ZEV Electric n/a HTSLV00.0L1S
Tesla Model S (60D; 75D; 90D; P90D; P100D) ZEV Electric n/a HTSLV00.0L2S
Tesla Model X (60D; 75D; 90D; P90D; P100D) ZEV Electric n/a HTSLV00.0L2X
Toyota Mirai ZEV Hydrogen n/a HTYXV00.0DA7
Toyota Prius Prime TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 1.8 HTYXV01.8P35
Volkswagen eGolf ZEV Electric n/a HVGAV00.0VZZ
Volvo XC90 T8 TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 2.0 HVVXT02.0P3T
Zenith Motors Cargo Van, Extended Range Passenger Van, High Range Passenger Van, Minibus, Passanger Van ZEV Electric n/a HZEND00.0ZEB
2016 Model Year Vehicles
Audi A3 e-tron / A3 e-tron Ultra TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 1.4 GVGAV01.4V3B
Bluecar Bluecar ZEV Electric n/a GBRGV00.0L8X
BMW i3 EV ZEV Electric n/a GBMXV00.0I3B
BMW i3 EV REx TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 0.6 GBMXV00.6I3R
BYD e6 ZEV Electric n/a GBAIV0000001
Cadillac ELR TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 1.4 GGMXV01.4088
Chevy Spark EV ZEV Electric n/a GGMXV00.0001
Chevy Volt TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 1.5 GGMXV01.5030
Fiat 500e ZEV Electric n/a GCRXV00.05PR
Ford C-Max Energi TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 2.0 GFMXV02.0VZP
Ford Focus ZEV Electric n/a GFMXV00.0VAE
Ford Fusion Energi TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 2.0 GFMXV02.0VZP
Hyundai Sonata TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 2.0 GHYXV02.01M
Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell ZEV Hydrogen n/a GHYXV00.01YW
IMPCO Chevrolet G2500/G3500 Express Cargo 2WD, G2500/G3500 Express Pass, C25/C35 Silverado 2WD, K25/K35 Silverado 4WD; GMC G2500/G3500 Savana Cargo 2WD, G2500/G3500 Savana Pass, C25/C35 Sierra 2WD, K25/K35 Sierra 4WD SULEV CNG 6.0 GZ9XD06.0DCA
IMPCO Chevy G4500 Express Cutaway Chassis; GMC G4500 Savana Cutaway Chassis SULEV CNG 6.0 GZ9XD06.0DC2
Kia Soul EV ZEV Electric n/a GKMXV00.04VW
Mercedes Benz B-Class 250e ZEV Electric n/a GMBXV00.0ED2
Mercedes Benz C-Class350e TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 2.0 GMBXV02.0HY1
Mercedes Benz S-Class 550e TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 3.0 GMBXJ03.0HY1
Mitsubishi i-MiEV ZEV Electric n/a GMTXV00.0EAT
Nissan LEAF ZEV Electric n/a GNSXV0000LLA
Nissan LEAF ZEV Electric n/a GNSXV0000LLB
Smart Fortwo Electric Drive ZEV Electric n/a GMBXV00.0ED1
Tesla Model S (60kWh; 70kWh; 75kWh; 85kWh; 90kWh) ZEV Electric n/a GTSLV00.0L1S
Tesla Model S (60D; 70D; 75D; 85D; P85D; 90D; P90D; P100D) ZEV Electric n/a GTSLV00.0L2S
Tesla Model X (60D; 75D; 90D; P90D; P100D) ZEV Electric n/a GTSLV00.0L2X
Toyota Mirai ZEV Hydrogen n/a GTYXV00.0DA7
Volkswagen e-Golf ZEV Electric n/a GVGAVOO.OVZZ
Volvo XC90 T8 TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 2.0 GVVXT02.0P3T
Westport Dallas Inc. Ford Transit Van, Ford Transit Wagon SULEV CNG 3.7 GBAFD03.7CBX
Westport Dallas Inc. F350 Pickup, F350 Incomplete Chassis Cab, F350 Bed Delete, F250 Pickup, F250 Bed Delete SULEV CNG 6.2 GBAFD06.2CLT
Zelectric Motors 1973-1974 electric retrofits of various models of Volkswagens ZEV Electric n/a EO B-68
Zenith Motors Cargo Van, Extended Range Passenger Van, High Range Passenger Van, Minibus, Passanger Van ZEV Electric n/a GZEND00.0ZEB
2015 Model Year Vehicles
BAF Technologies F350 Pickup, F350 Pickup DRW, F350 Cab Chassis, F350 Bed Delete, F350 Bed Delete DRW, F250 Pickup, F250 Bed Delete SULEV CNG 6.2 FBAFT06.27HL
BMW i3 EV ZEV Electric NA FBMXV00.0I3B
BMW i3 EV REx TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 0.6 FBMXV00.6I3R
BYD e6 ZEV Electric NA FBYDV0000001
Cadillac ELR TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 1.4 FGMXV01.4088
Chevy Spark EV ZEV Electric n/a FGMXV00.0001
Chevy Volt TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 1.4 FGMXV01.4088
Fiat 500e ZEV Electric n/a FCRXV00.05PR
Ford C-Max Energi TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid n/a FFMXV02.0VZP
Ford Focus EV ZEV Electric n/a FFMXV00.0VAE
Ford Fusion Energi TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid n/a FFMXV02.0VZP
Honda Civic Natural Gas ATPZEV CNG 1.8 FHNXV01.8CDT
Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell ZEV Hydrogen n/a FHYXV00.01YW
Impco G2500 Express, G3500 Express, G2500 Savana, G3500 Savana SULEV CNG 6.0 FZ9XT06.0CDA
Kia Soul EV ZEV Electric n/a FKMXV00.04VW
Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric ZEV Electric n/a FMBXV00.0ED2
Mercedes-Benz S 550e TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 3.0 FMBXV03.0HY1
Mitsubishi i-MiEV ZEV Electric n/a FMTXV00.0EAT
Nissan LEAF ZEV Electric n/a FNSXV0000LLA
Phoenix Motorcars E350, E450, Electric Bus (350) ZEV Electric n/a FPMOD00.0250
Smart Fortwo Electric ZEV Electric n/a FMBXV00.0ED1
Tesla Model S (70D, 85D, P85D, 90D, & P90D) ZEV Electric n/a FTSLV00.0L2S
Tesla Model S (60kWh, 70kWh, 85kWh, & 90kWh) ZEV Electric n/a FTSLV00.0L1S
Toyota Prius Plug-in TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 1.8 FTYXV01.8HCU
Volkswagen e-Golf Electric ZEV Electric n/a FVGAV00.0VZZ
Zenith Motors Electric Passenger Van and Cargo Van ZEV Electric n/a FZEND00.0ZEB
2014 Model Year Vehicles
BAF Technologies E350 Club Wagon, E350 Van, E250 Van, E150 Club Wagon, E150 Van SULEV CNG 5.4 EBAFT05.45HK
BAF Technologies F350 Pickup, F350 Pickup DRW, F350 Cab Chassis, F350 Bed Delete, F350 Bed Delete DRW, F250 Pickup, F250 Bed Delete SULEV CNG 6.2 EBAFT06.27HL
BMW i3 EV ZEV Electric n/a EBMXV00.0I3B
BMW i3 REx TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 0.6 EBMXV00.613R
BYD E6 ZEV Electric n/a EBAIV0000001
Cadillac ELR TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 1.4 EGMXV01.4088
Chevy Spark EV ZEV Electric n/a EGMXV00.0001
Chevy Volt - Please note that eligible vehicles with the Low Emissions Package will have an E, F, G or H in the 5th position of the VIN. Engine Family Number must also match. TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 1.4 EGMXV01.4011
Chevy Volt - Please note that eligible vehicles with the Low Emissions Package will have an E, F, G or H in the 5th position of the VIN. Engine Family Number must also match. TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 1.4 EGMXV01.4088
Fiat 500e ZEV Electric n/a ECRXV00.05PR
Ford C-Max Energi TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 2.0 EFMXV02.0VZP
Ford Fusion Energi TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 2.0 EFMXV02.0VZP
Ford Focus EV ZEV Electric n/a EFMXV00.0VAE
Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 2.0 EHNXV02.03H2
Honda Civic Natural Gas ATPZEV CNG 1.8 EHNXV01.8CDT
Honda FCX ZEV Hydrogen n/a EHNXV00.0AET
Honda Fit EV ZEV Electric n/a EHNXV00.0BET
Impco G2500 Express, G3500 Express, G2500 Savana, G3500 Savana SULEV CNG 6.0 EZ9XT06.0CDA
Landi Renzo E350 Cutaway, E350 Wagon, E350 Van, E250 Van, E150 Wagon, E150 Van SULEV CNG 5.4 ELDRT05.4A11
Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric ZEV Electric n/a EMBXV00.0ED2
Mitsubishi i-MiEV ZEV Electric n/a EMTXV00.0EWB
Mobility Ventures MV-1 SULEV CNG 4.6 EMBVT04.6CG1
Nissan LEAF ZEV Electric n/a ENSXV0000LLA
Roush E350 Wagon, E350 Van, E250 Van, E150 Wagon, E150 Van SULEV LPG 5.4 ERIIT05.45HK
Smart Fortwo Electric ZEV Electric n/a EMBXV00.0ED1
Tesla Model S (85 kWH and 60 kWH battery) ZEV Electric n/a ETSLV00.0L1S
Tesla Model S (85D, P85D KWH Variant) ZEV Electric n/a ETSLV00.0L2S
Toyota Prius Plug-in TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 1.8 ETYXV01 .8HCU
Toyota RAV4 EV ZEV Electric n/a ETYXV00.0D09
2013 Model Year Vehicles
BAF Technologies Transit Connect Wagon, Transit Connect Van SULEV CNG 2.0 DBAFT02.0CDW
BAF Technologies Lincoln MKT Livery, MKT FWD, MKS FWD SULEV CNG 3.7 DBAFV03.7CE8
BAF Technologies Ford E350 Cutaway DRW SULEV CNG 5.4 DBAFD05.4CFD
BAF Technologies Ford E350 Club Wagon, Ford E350 Van, Ford E350 Cutaway, Ford E250 Van, Ford E150 Club Wagon, Ford E150 Van SULEV CNG 5.4 DBAFT05.4CHK
BAF Technologies Ford F350 Pickup, Ford F350 Pickup DRW, Ford F350 Cab Chassis, Ford F350 Bed Delete, Ford F350 Bed Delete DRW, Ford F250 Pickup, Ford F250 Bed Delete SULEV CNG 6.2 DBAFT06.2CHL
BYD E6 ZEV Electric n/a DBYDV0000001
Chevy

Volt - Please note that eligible vehicles with the Low Emissions Package will have an E, F, G or H in the 5th position of the VIN. Engine Family Number must also match.

Enhanced
ATPZEV
Plug-in Hybrid 1.4 DGMXV01.4011
Coda Automotive Coda ZEV Electric n/a DCDAV00.01UA
Fiat 500e ZEV Electric n/a DCRXV00.00PR
Ford C-Max Energi Enhanced
ATPZEV
Plug-in Hybrid 2.0 DFMXV02.0VZP
Ford Focus EV ZEV Electric n/a DFMXVOO.OVAE
Ford Fusion Energi Enhanced
ATPZEV
Plug-in Hybrid 2.0 DFMXV02.0VZP
Honda Clarity FCX ZEV Hydrogen n/a DHNXV00.0AET
Honda FIT EV ZEV Electric n/a DHNXV00.05ET
Honda Civic Natural Gas ATPEV CNG 1.8 DHNXV01.8BDT
Impco Technologies Chevrolet G2500/G3500 Express, GMC G25/G35 Savana, GMC G2500/G3500 Savana SULEV CNG 2.0 DZ9XT06.0CDA
LANDI RENZO E350 CUTAWAY CNG, E350 WAGON CNG , E350VAN CNG, E250VAN CNG, E150 WAGON CNG, E150 VAN CNG SULEV CNG 5.4 DLDRT05.4A 11
Mitsubishi i-MiEV ZEV Electric n/a DMTXV00.0EWB
Nissan LEAF ZEV Electric n/a DNSXV000001
Roush E350 Wagon, E350 Van, E250 Van, E150 Wagon, E150 Van SULEV LPG 5.4 DRIIT05.45HK
Smart Fortwo Electric ZEV Electric n/a DMBXV00.0ED1
Tesla Model S (85 kWH and 60 kWH battery) ZEV Electric n/a DTSLV00.0L1S
Toyota Prius Plug-in Enhanced
ATPZEV
Plug-in Hybrid 1.8 DTYXV01.8HCU
Toyota RAV4 EV ZEV Electric n/a DTYXVOO.ODA9
Toyota Scion iQ EV ZEV Electric n/a DTYXV00.0DA6
Vehicle Production Group MV-1 SULEV CNG 4.6 DTVPT04.6CG1
           
2012 Model Year Vehicles
Azure Technologies Ford Transit Connect Electric ZEV Electric n/a CAZDT00.0001
BYD E6 ZEV Electric n/a CBYDV0000002
BAF Technologies Ford F-250, Ford F-350 COUNTED AS SULEV CNG 6.2 CBAFT06.2CHL
BAF Technologies Ford E-150 Club Wagon, E-350 Club Wagon, Ford E-150 Van, Ford E-250 Van, Ford E-350 Van, Ford E-350 Cutaway COUNTED AS SULEV CNG 5.4 CBAFT05.4CHK
BAF Technologies Ford Transit Connect Van, Ford Transit Connect Wagon SULEV CNG 2.0 CBAFT02.0CDW
Chevy

Volt - Please note that eligible vehicles with the Low Emissions Package will have an E, F, G or H in the 5th position of the VIN. Engine Family Number must also match.

Enhanced
ATPZEV
Plug-in Hybrid 1.4 CGMXV01.4011
Coda Automotive Coda ZEV Electric n/a CCDAV00.01UA
Ford Focus Electric ZEV Electric n/a CFMXV00.OVAE
Honda Civic Natural Gas ATPZEV CNG 1.8 CHNXV01.8BDT
Honda Clarity FCX ZEV Hydrogen n/a CHNXV00.0AET
Impco Technologies G25, G35 SAVANA SULEV CNG 6.0 CZ9XT06.0CDA
Impco Technologies G2500, G3500 SAVANA SULEV CNG 6.0 CZ9XT06.0CDA
Impco Technologies G2500, G3500 EXPRESS SULEV CNG 6.0 CZ9XT06.0CDA
Impco Technologies

Ford Transit Connect Van, Ford Transit Connect Wagon

SULEV CNG 2.0 CZ9XT02.0DCA
Impco Technologies Ford Escape SULEV CNG 2.5 CZ9XT02.5DCA
Impco Technologies Ford F-350 Incomplete Chassis Cab, F-250 Bed Delete, F-350 Bed Delete (DRW), F-350 Pickup (DRW), F-250 Pickup SULEV CNG 6.2 CZ9XT06.2CC2
LANDI RENZO USA E150, E350 CLUB WAGON COUNTED AS SULEV CNG 5.4 CLDRT05.4A11
LANDI RENZO USA E150, E250, E350 VAN COUNTED AS SULEV CNG 5.4 CLDRT05.4A11
LANDI RENZO USA E350 CUTAWAY COUNTED AS SULEV CNG 5.4 CLDRT05.4A11
Mercedes Benz F-Cell ZEV Hydrogen n/a CMBXV00.0FC1
Mitsubishi i-MiEV ZEV Electric n/a CMTXV00.0EWB
Navistart Navistar E-Star ZEV Electric n/a CNVXD00.0ZEV
Nissan Leaf SL, Leaf SV ZEV Electric n/a CNSXV0000LLA
Roush Industries, Inc. Ford E-150 Club Wagon, Ford E-350 Club Wagon, Ford E-150 Van, Ford E-250 Van, Ford E-350 Van, Ford E-350 Cutaway SULEV LPG 5.4 CRIIT05.45HG
Tesla Model S2, S3 ZEV Electric n/a CTSLV00.0L1 S
Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Enhanced ATPZEV Plug-in Hybrid 1.8 CTYXV01.8HCU
Toyota RAV4 EV ZEV Electric n/a DTYXV00.0DA9
Vehicle Production Group MV-1 SULEV CNG 4.6 CTVPT04.6CG1
2011 Model Year Vehicles
Azure Technologies Ford Transit Connect Electric ZEV Electric n/a BAZDT00.0001
BAF Technologies Ford E-150 Club Wagon, E-350 Club Wagon, Ford E-150 Van, Ford E-250 Van, Ford E-350 Van, Ford E-350 Cutaway Counted as SULEV CNG 5.4 BBAFT05.45HK
BAF Technologies Ford Transit Connect Van, Ford Transit Connect Wagon Counted as SULEV CNG 2.0 BBAFT02.01DV
Baytech
Chevy Express 2500 / 3500 Passenger/Cargo/Conv 2WD, GMC Savana 2500 / 3500 Passenger/Cargo/Conv 2WD Counted as SULEV CNG 4.8/6 BBYTT06.0918
Boulder Boulder EV ZEV Electric n/a BBDED0000111
BMW Active E ZEV Electric n/a BBMXV00.0E82
Honda Civic GX ATPZEV CNG 1.8 BHNXV01.8BDT
Honda FCX Clarity ZEV Hydrogn n/a BHNXV00.0AET
IMPCO Technologies Transit Connect SULEV CNG 2.0 BZ9XT02.0C1A
IMPCO Technologies ECONOLINE VAN E150/E250/E350 SULEV CNG 5.4 BZ9XT05.4C1A
Mercedes Benz F-Cell ZEV Hydrogen n/a BMBXV00.0FC1
NaturalDrive   Partners
Chevy Express 2500 / 3500 Passenger/ Cargo/Conv 2WD, GMC Savana 2500 / 3500 Passenger/Cargo/Conv 2WD
Counted as SULEV
CNG
4.8/6
BNTDT06.0VAB
Nissan Leaf ZEV Electric n/a BNSXV0000LLA
Roush Industries, Inc. Ford E-150 Club Wagon, Ford E-350 Club Wagon, Ford E-150 Van, Ford E-250 Van, Ford E-350 Van, Ford E-350 Cutaway SULEV LPG 5.4 BRIIT05.45HP
Smart Fortwo ZEV Electric n/a BMBXV00.0ED1
Tesla  Roadster ZEV Electric n/a BTSLV00.0M6X
Think City ZEV Electric n/a BTHKV00.00SL
Toyota FCHV-adv ZEV Hydrogen n/a BTYXT00.0DA7
Vehicle Production Group MV-1 Compressed Natural Gas Vehicle SULEV2 CNG 4.6 BTVPT04.6CG1
2010 Model Year Vehicles
BAF Technologies Ford F-150, Ford Expedition, Lincoln Navigator SULEV2 CNG 5.4 ABAFT05.41CN
BAF Technologies Ford E-150 Club Wagon, Ford E-350 Club Wagon, Ford E-150 Van, Ford E-250 Van, Ford E-350 Van, Ford E-350 Cutaway SULEV2 CNG 5.4 ABAFT05.42CN
BAF Technologies Ford Crown Victoria, Lincoln Town Car, Lincoln Town Car Limo, Mercury Grand Marquis, SULEV2 CNG 8.0 ABAFV04.61CN
Baytech
Chevy Express 2500 / 3500 Passenger/Cargo/Conv 2WD, GMC Savana 2500 / 3500 Passenger/Cargo/Conv 2WD
Counted as SULEV CNG 4.8/6
ABYTT06.0918
Baytech Chevy Silverado 2500 / 3500 2/4WD, GMC Sierra 2500 / 3500 2/4WD SULEV2 CNG 6.0 ABYTD06.0816
Baytech Chevy Express Passenger/Cargo 2500 / 3500 2WD, GMC Savana Passenger/Cargo 2500 / 3500 2WD   SULEV2 CNG 4.8/6.0 ABYTD06.0918
Honda FCX Clarity
ZEV Hydrogen n/a AHNXV00.AET
Honda Civic GX ATPZEV CNG 1.8 AHNXV01.8BDT
Navistar E-Star ZEV Electric n/a ANVXD00.0ZEV
Tesla  Roadster ZEV Electric n/a ATSLV00.0M6X
Toyota FCHV-adv ZEV Hydrogen n/a ATYXT00.0DA7
2009 Model Year Vehicles
BAF Technologies Ford F-250 2/4WD, Ford F-350 2/4WD SULEV CNG 5.4 9BAFD05.43CN
BAF Technologes Ford E-150 Club Wagon, Ford E-350 Club Wagon, Ford E-150 Van, Ford E-250 Van, Ford E-350 Van, Ford E-350 Cutaway
SULEV CNG 5.4 9BAFT05.42CN
BAF Technologes Ford F-150, Ford Expedition, Lincoln Navigator
SULEV CNG 5.4 9BAFT05.41CN
Baytech
Chevy Express 2500 Passenger 2WD, Chevy Silverado 2500 / 3500 HD 2/4WD, Chevy Van 2500 / 3500 Cargo 2WD, GMC Sierra 2500 / 3500 HD 2/4WD, GMC Savana 2500 / 3500 Passenger/Cargo 2/4WD
SULEV
CNG
4.8/6.0
9BYTD06.0816
Honda Civic GX ATPZEV CNG 1.8 9HNXV01.8BDT
Honda FCX Clarity
ZEV Hydrogen n/a 9HNXV00.AET
Tesla Roadster Type 001 ZEV Battery Electric NA 9TSLV00.056C
Tesla Roadster Type 001 ZEV Battery Electric NA 9TSLV00.0M6X
Toyota FCHV-adv ZEV Hydrogen n/a 9TYXT00.0DA7
2008 Model Year Vehicles
BAF Technologies
Ford Expidition
Ford F-150
Lincoln Mark LT
Lincoln Navigator
SULEV CNG 5.4 8BAFT05.41NN
BAF Technologies Ford E-350 SULEV CNG 5.4 8BAFT05.42NN
BAF Technologies Ford F-250 2/4WD
Ford F-350 2/4WD
SULEV CNG 5.4 8BAFK05.43NN
BAF Technologies Ford Crown Victoria
Mercury Grand Marquis
Lincoln Town Car
SULEV
CNG
4.6
8BAFV04.61NN
BMW Mini-E ZEV Electric n/a 8BMXV00.0BEV
Chevy
Equinox Fuel Cell ZEV Hydrogen n/a 8GMXT00.0001
Honda Civic GX ATPZEV CNG 1.8 8HNXV01.8XW3
Honda FCX Clarity ZEV Hydrogen n/a 8HNXV00.06XC
Tesla Roadster Type 001 ZEV Electric NA 8TSLV00.056C
2007 Model Year Vehicles
BAF Technologies
Ford Crown Victoria
Mercury Grand Marquis
Lincoln Town Car
SULEV
CNG
4.6
7BAFV04.61NN
BAF Technologies
E-350
SULEV
CNG
5.4
7BAFT05.42NN
Baytech Chevrolet Silverado / Express
GMC Sierra / Savana, Isuzu NPR
SULEV CNG 6.0 7BYTH06.0613
Baytech

Chevy Express Van 1500 / 2500 / 3500
GMC Savana Passenger / Cargo 1500 / 2500 / 3500
GMC Sierra 1500 / 2500 HD 2/4WD
Chevy Silverado 1500 / 2500 HD 2/4WD

SULEV CNG 6.0 7BYTK06.0618
Chevy Equinox Fuel Cell ZEV Hydrogen n/a 7GMXT00.0001
Honda Civic GX ATPZEV CNG 1.8 7HNXV01.8BW3
Nissan X-TRAIL Fuel Cell Vehicle ZEV Hydrogen n/a 7NSXV00.09LA
Toyota Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle ZEV Hydrogen n/a 7TYXT00.0DA1
2006 Model Year Vehicles
BAF Technologies Ford Crown Victoria
Lincoln Town Car
Mercury Grand Marquis
SULEV2 CNG 4.6 6BAFV04.61CN
Chevy

Silverado 2500HD 2/4WD

SULEV CNG 6.0 6GMXT06.0199
GMC
Sierra 2500HD 2/4WD SULEV CNG 6.0 6GMXT06.0199
Honda Civic GX ATPZEV CNG 1.8 6HNXV01.8BW3
2005 Model Year Vehicles
Baytech Chevy Silverado
Chevy Suburban
GMC Yukon
GMC Sierra
SULEV LPG 6.0 5BYTT06.0438
Baytech Chevy Silverado
Chevy Suburban
GMC Sierra
GMC Yukon
SULEV CNG 6.0 5BYTT06.0418
Baytech

GMC Sierra / Yukon 1500 2/4WD
Chevy Silverado / Avalanche / Suburban / Tahoe 1500 2/4WD
Isuzu Ascender 1500 4WD
GMC Envoy 1500 4WD
Cadillac Escalade 1500 4WD
Buick Rainier 1500 4WD
Chevy SSR Pickup / Trailblazer 1500  4WD

SULEV CNG 6.0 5BYTT06.0417
Baytech

Chevy Express Van 1500 / 2500 / 3500
GMC Savana Passenger / Cargo 1500 / 2500 / 3500

SULEV CNG 4.3 5BYTT06.0149
Chevy Silverado 2500HD 2/4WD
GMC 2500HD Sierra 2/4WD
SULEV CNG 6.0 5GMXT06.0199
General Motors Chevy Van 3500 2WD; Express 1500 / 2500 / 3500 2WD
GMC Savana Passenger 1500 / 2500 / 3500 2WD
SULEV CNG 6.0 5GMXT06.0197
Honda Civic GX ATPZEV CNG 1.7 5HNXV01.7BF3
2004 Model Year Vehicles
Ford Crown Victoria ULEV2 CNG 4.6 4FMXV04.6VP5
Ford F-150 Pickup SULEV CNG 5.4 4FMXT05.4RJ1
Ford E-250/350 Van SULEV2 CNG 5.4 4FMXT05.4SE4
Honda Civic GX ATPZEV CNG 1.7 4HNXV01.74W3
Honda FCX ZEV Hydrogen n/a 4HNXV00.08XC
Quantum GMC HD/HD Ded. Sierra 2500 2/4WD
Chevy HD/HD Ded. Silverado 2500 2/4WD
ULEV CNG 6.0 4TJXT06.0TCU
TeleflexGFI GMC Savanna
Chevrolet Express
SULEV CNG 6.0 4G9XT06.06NN
Toyota Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle ZEV Hydrogen n/a 4TYXT00.0DA1
2003 Model Year Vehicles
Baytech

GMC Sierra 1500 2/4WD
Chevy Silverado 1500 2/4WD
Chevy Express / Savana Passenger / Cargo 1500 / 2500

ULEV CNG 4.3 3BYTT04.3214
Baytech Chevy S10 / Blazer 2/4WD
GMC Sonoma / Jimmy 2/4WD
ULEV CNG 4.3 3BYTT04.3217
Baytech GMC/Chevrolet Cutaway Van; Isuzu NPR; GMC W3500; Workhorse P42 Chassis (GVWR must be below 14,001 pounds.)  ULEV CNG 5.7 3BYTH05.7ULV
Baytech GMC Sierra 1500 2/4WD
Chevy Silverado 1500 2/4WD
GMC Sierra HD / Yukun XL 2500 2/4WD
Chevy Silverado HD 2/4WD / Suburban 2500 2/4WD
GMC Sierra 3500 2/4WD
Chevy Silverado 3500 2/4WD
Chevy Van / Savana Passenger / Cargo 1500 / 2500 / 3500; Express 1500 / 2500
ULEV CNG 6.0 3BYTT06.0218
Baytech HD Utility C/K2500 2/4WD; Utility C/K3500 2/4WD; Flat Bed: G/W3500, NPR; Workhorse Stepvan ULEV CNG 6.0 3BYTT06.0213
Daimler Chrysler Dodge Ram Van/Wagon 2500/3500 SULEV CNG 5.2 3CRXT05.26RC
Ford Crown Victoria ULEV2 CNG 4.6 3FMXV04.6VP5
Ford E250 E350 Van, F-150 Pickup SULEV CNG 5.4 3FMXT05.4RP5
Honda FCX ZEV Hydrogen n/a 3HNXV00.07XC
Honda Civic GX ATPZEV CNG 1.7 3HNXV01.73W3
Phoenix Phoenix 1 ZEV Electric n/a 3PMOV0000NIZ
TeleflexGFI GM T-610 Van, GMC Savana, Chevrolet Express SULEV CNG 6.0 3G9XT06.06NN
Toyota RAV4 EV ZEV Electric n/a 3TYXT00.0ZZZ
Toyota FCHV ZEV Hydrogen n/a 3TYXT00.0DA1
2002 Model Year Vehicles
Baytech GMC / Chevrolet Cutaway Van, Isuzu NPR, GMC W3500, Workhorse P42 Chassis (For all models, GVWR must be below 14,001 pounds.)  ULEV CNG 5.7 2BYTH05.7ILV
Daimler Chrysler Dodge Ram Van/Wagon 2500/3500 SULEV CNG 5.2 2CRXT05.26RC
Ford Crown Victoria ULEV2 CNG 4.6 2FMXV04.6VP5
Ford E-250/350 Van, F-150 Pickup SULEV CNG 5.4 2FMXT05.4RP5
Honda Civic GX ATPZEV CNG 1.7 2HNXV01.74WN
Nissan Nissan Altra EV ZEV Electric n/a 2NSXV0000GLA
Quantum GMC Sierra 2500 HD 2/4WD
Chevy Silverado 2500 HD 2/4WD
GMC Sierra 2500 2WD
Chevy Silverado 2500 2WD
ULEV CNG 6.0 2TJXT06.0TCU
Quantum GMC Savana Cargo / Passenger
Chevrolet Van / Express
ULEV LPG 5.7 2TJXT05.7GPI
Toyota RAV4 EV ZEV Electric n/a 2TYXT00.0ZZZ
2001 Model Year Vehicles
Baytech GM W3500 Cut-away G Van   P Chassis, Isuzu NPR/NQR (Cab-over) (For all models, GVWR must be below 14,001 pounds.)  ULEV CNG 5.7 1BYTH05.7ILV
Daimler Chrysler Dodge Ram Wagon 2500/3500, Dodge Ram Van 2500/3500 SULEV CNG 5.2 1CRXT05.26RC
Ford Electric U.S. Postal Vehicle, Electric Ranger ZEV Electric n/a 1FMXT00.02Z5
Ford Crown Victoria ULEV2 CNG 4.6 1FMXV04.6VP5
Ford E-250 Van,  Ford E-350 Van SULEV CNG 5.4 1FMXT05.4RP6
Ford F-150 Pickup SULEV CNG 5.4 1FMXT05.4RP5
Honda Civic GX ATPZEV CNG 1.7 1HNXV01.7JVF
Solectria Citivan ZEV Electric n/a 1SLCH0000003
Solectria Force ZEV Electric n/a 1SLCV0000001
Toyota Camry CNG ULEV CNG 2.2 1TYXV02.2PP2
Toyota RAV4 EV ZEV Electric n/a 1TYXT00.0ZZZ
2000 Model Year Vehicles
Baytech Chevrolet/GMC CK20/30   (Cut-away truck), G20/30  (Cut-away G Van), GMC P30, Isuzu NPR/NQR (Cab-over) (For all models, GVWR must be below 14,001 pounds.) ULEV CNG 5.7 YBYTH05.7ILV
Daimler Chrysler Dodge Ram Van 2500/3500,  Dodge Ram Wagon 2500/3500 SULEV CNG 5.2 YCRXT05.26RC
Ford Crown Victoria ULEV2 CNG 4.6 YFMXV04.6VP5
Ford E-250 Van, E-350 Van SULEV CNG 5.4 YFMXT05.4RP6
Ford F-150 Pickup SULEV CNG 5.4 YFMXT05.4RP5
Ford Electric Ranger ZEV Electric n/a YFMXT00.02Z5
Honda Civic GX ULEV2 CNG 1.6 YHNXV01.6KA5
Nissan Hypermini ZEV Electric n/a YNSXV00007MA
Nissan Altra EV ZEV Electric n/a YNSXV0000GLA
Solectria Citivan ZEV Electric n/a YSLCH0000003
Solectria Force ZEV Electric n/a YSLCV0000001
Toyota Camry CNG ULEV CNG 2.2 YTYXV02.2PPA
Toyota RAV4 EV ZEV Electric n/a YTYXT00.0ZZZ
1999 Model Year Vehicles
Daimler Chrysler Dodge Ram Wagon 2500/3500,  Dodge Ram Van 2500/3500 SULEV CNG 5.2 XCRXT05.26RC
Daimler Chrysler Dodge Caravan,  Plymouth Voyager Epic ZEV Electric n/a XCRXT00.02SW
Ford F-250 Pickup SULEV CNG 5.4 XFMXT05.4RP5
Ford E-250 Van,  Ford E-350 Van SULEV CNG 5.4 XFMXT05.4RP6
Ford Crown Victoria ULEV CNG 4.6 XFMXV04.6VP5
Ford Electric Ranger ZEV Electric n/a XFMXT00.02Z5
General Motors Chevy S10 Electric Pickup ZEV Electric n/a XGMXT00.0200
General Motors Chevy EV1 Coupe ZEV Electric n/a XGMXV00.0100
Honda Civic GX ULEV CNG 1.6 XHNXV01.6KA4
Honda EV Plus ZEV Electric n/a XHNXV0000EL5
Solectria Citivan ZEV Electric n/a XSLCV0000003
Solectria Force ZEV Electric n/a XSLCV0000001
Toyota Camry CNG ULEV CNG 2.2 XTYXT02.2PPA
Toyota RAV4 EV ZEV Electric n/a XTYXT00.0ZZZ
1998 Model Year Vehicles
Ford E-250 Van,  E-350 Van SULEV CNG 5.4 WFMXT05.4RP6
Ford F-250 Pickup SULEV CNG 5.4 WFMXT05.4RP5
Ford Crown Victoria ULEV CNG 4.6 WFMXV04.6EAA
Ford Electric Ranger ZEV Electric n/a WFMXV00.02Z5
General Motors Chevy S10 Electric Pickup ZEV Electric n/a WGMXT00.0200
Honda Civic GX ULEV CNG 1.6 WHNXV01.6KA4
Honda EV Plus ZEV Electric n/a WHNXV0000EL5
Hyundai Accent EV ZEV Electric n/a WHYXV0000YZ5
Nissan Altra EV ZEV Electric n/a WNSXV0000GLA
Solectria Force ZEV Electric n/a WSLCV0000001
Toyota RAV4 EV ZEV Electric n/a WTYXT00.0ZZZ
1997 Model Year Vehicles
Daimler Chrysler Plymouth Voyager Epic,  Dodge Caravan ZEV Electric n/a VCR0.02YZZRA
Ford E-250 Van, E-350 Van SULEV CNG 5.4 VFM5.468C7EK
Ford F-250 Pickup SULEV CNG 5.4 VFM5.468C7FK
Ford Crown Victoria ULEV CNG 4.6 VFM4.6V8C7EK
General Motors Chevy S10 Electric Pickup ZEV Electric n/a VGM0.02YZ5RE
General Motors Chevy EV1 Coupe ZEV Electric n/a VGM0.0VYZ5RE
Honda EV Plus ZEV Electric n/a VHN000VYZ5ZA
Solectria Force ZEV Electric n/a VSLCV0000001
1996 Model Year Vehicles
Daimler Chrysler Dodge: Dakota Pickup, Ram 1500 Pickup, Ram 2500 Van/Wagon ULEV CNG 5.2 TCR5.258C7JK
Daimler Chrysler Dodge Ram 3500 Van/Wagon,  Dodge Ram 2500 Pickup ULEV CNG 5.2 TCR5.268C7JK
Daimler Chrysler Plymouth  Grand Voyager,  Dodge Grand Caravan ULEV CNG 3.3 TCR3.328C7JK
Ford Crown Victoria ULEV CNG 4.6 TFM4.6V8C7EK
TDM, INC. Ford Ranger EV ZEV Electric n/a TTGXN0000EV1
1995 Model Year Vehicles
Daimler Chrysler Plymouth Voyager,  Dodge Caravan ULEV CNG 3.3 SCR20128C4JA
Renaissance Tropica ZEV Electric n/a SR4000VYZSRA
1994 Model Year Vehicles
Daimler Chrysler Plymouth Voyager,  Dodge Caravan ULEV CNG 3.3 RCR20128C4JA
Daimler Chrysler Dodge Caravan, Plymouth Voyager ZEV Electric n/a RCR0002YZ5RA
Solar Electric Electron Consulier ZEV Electric n/a n/a
Solar Electric Electron Geo Metro ZEV Electric n/a n/a
Solar Electric Electron Chevy S-10 ZEV Electric n/a n/a
Solar Electric Electron Geo Prism ZEV Electric n/a n/a
Solar Electric Electron Toyota Paseo ZEV Electric n/a n/a
Solar Electric Electron Ford Ranger ZEV Electric n/a n/a
Solar Electric Electron Ford Escort ZEV Electric n/a n/a
1993 Model Year Vehicles
Advanced Electric Car Electric Hyundai Sonata ZEV Electric n/a n/a
Advanced Electric Car Electric Hyundai Scoupe ZEV Electric n/a n/a
Advanced Electric Car Electric Hyundai Excel ZEV Electric n/a n/a
Daimler Chrysler Dodge Caravan ZEV Electric n/a PCR0002YZ5RA
Drive Electric Calectric Geo Prizm ZEV Electric n/a n/a
Ford Ecostar ZEV Electric n/a PFM0.01YZ5RA
Solar Electric Electron Toyota Paseo ZEV Electric n/a n/a
Solar Electric Electron Ford Escort ZEV Electric n/a n/a
Solar Electric Electron Chevy S-10 ZEV Electric n/a n/a
Solar Electric Electron Consulier ZEV Electric n/a n/a
Solar Electric Electron Plymouth Voyager ZEV Electric n/a n/a
Solar Electric Electron Saturn ZEV Electric n/a n/a
Solectria Force ZEV Electric n/a n/a
1992 Model Year Vehicles
Solar Electric Electron Saturn ZEV Electric n/a n/a
Solar Electric Electron Chevy S-10 ZEV Electric n/a n/a
Solar Electric Electron Ford Escort ZEV Electric n/a n/a
Solectria Force ZEV Electric n/a n/a
1991 Model Year Vehicles
Solectria Force ZEV Electric n/a n/a
1973-74 Model Year Vehicles
Zelectric See Model Year 2016 for information about Volkswagen Electric certified retrofits        

 

 

* Please note that the new terminology for Enhanced Advanced Technology Partial Zero Emission Vehicle (AT PZEV) is Transitional Zero Emission Vehicle (TZEV). TZEVs meet the same certification requirements and qualify for the Clean Air Sticker.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to your questions regarding eligibility for single occupancy HOV lane access can be found here. For more detailed information regarding the process and limitations of using Clean Air Vehicle Decals, visit the Department of Motor Vehicles website.

 
yellow decal Yellow Clean Air Vehicle Decals: Hybrid Vehicles

Under AB 2628, "Yellow Stickers" were issued to early models of qualifying hybrid vehicles allowing single occupant access to HOV/carpool lanes. These stickers were limited to the first 85,000 applicants. As of July 1, 2011, the program ended and Yellow Clean Air Vehicle stickers are no longer valid. HOV lane use by a Yellow Sticker vehicle, without the minimum required passengers, will subject the driver to a citation. Please note that these vehicles do not qualify for any other type of Clean Air Vehicle Sticker or decal.

 

Why did yellow hybrid vehicle stickers expire?
The California legislature limited the time of this early hybrid vehicle program to help promote and encourage the development of newer plug-in hybrid and other zero emissions technologies.

 
New Clean Air Vehicle Decals. Per Assembly Bill 544, a new program will begin on January 1, 2019 that extends the Clean Air Vehicle Decal program and allows those with a Clean Air Vehicle Decal issued from January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2018, to apply for a new Clean Air Vehicle Decal that will expire on January 1, 2022.  There are income requirements and other details regarding this new program, which can be found at: https://ww2.arb.ca.gov/resources/fact-sheets/californias-clean-air-decals.
 
white decal White Clean Air Vehicle Decals: Zero Emission and CNG Vehicles
White Clean Air Vehicle Stickers are available to an unlimited number of qualifying Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEVs) and allow single-occupant access to California HOV / Carpool lanes. Cars that meet these requirements are typically 100% battery electric or hydrogen (H2) fuel cell vehicles. The white sticker program also includes certain alternative-fueled vehicles, such as those operating on compressed natural gas (CNG) and certified to California's most stringent emission standards, that also meet the United States Inherently Low Emission Vehicle or ILEV standard. Please see the above list for specific vehicles. Per AB 266, the expiration date for the white stickers has been extended to January 1, 2019.
 

What does the new legislation that extended the program mean when it says “ or until federal authorization expires”?
States wishing to allow certain vehicles with a single occupant access to HOV lanes must have federal authorization to do this. To date, California has historically received this authority through the different federal transportation bills.

Do neighborhood electric vehicles qualify?
"Neighborhood" electric vehicles such as the GEM EV and the Think! Neighbor are ZEVs certified to the US DOT safety standards that only allow their use on roads with posted speed limits of 35 MPH or less. As such they cannot be issued the California HOV lane access sticker. These vehicles are not permitted to be used on ANY road or freeway with posted speed limits above 35 MPH REGARDLESS of the speed at which traffic may actually be operating.

How do I transfer a Clean Air Vehicle decal to my name or get a replacement sticker?
All decals remain with the vehicle they were originally issued to and cannot be transferred to any other vehicle. If you purchase a vehicle that has a decal, you may transfer the decal to your name. Refer to Frequently Asked Questions on the Department of Motor Vehicles website for more information.

 
yellow decal Green Clean Air Vehicle Decals: Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Green Clean Air Decals were originally available to the first 40,000 applicants that purchased or leased cars meeting California's transitional zero emission vehicles (TZEV) requirement, also known as the enhanced advanced technology partial zero emission vehicle (AT PZEV)* requirement. Per SB 286, the expiration date for the green decals has been extended to January 1, 2019. Per budget trailer bill, SB 853 (Statutes 2014, chapter 27), the green decal limit was increased by 15,000 to 55,000 decals effective July 1, 2014. Now, per AB 2013, effective January 1, 2015, an additional 15,000 decals will be available for a new maximum of 70,000.  Per SB-838, and effective as of September 13, 2016, the Green Clean Air Vehicle Decal statutory limit has been removed.

What models will qualify?
Qualifying vehicles will be posted to this web page. In general, vehicles that meet the Transitional Zero Emission Vehicle or TZEV requirement qualify. These can include plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and hydrogen internal combustion engine (hydrogen ICE) vehicles. In order to be certified as an TZEV, PHEVs and hydrogen ICE vehicles must:

  • Meet California's most stringent tailpipe emission standard
  • Have zero evaporative emissions
  • Have a 15 yr/150K mile warranty on the emissions system and;
  • Have a 10 yr/150K warranty on the zero emission energy storage system.

Not all PHEV and hydrogen ICE vehicles will meet these requirements.

What does the new legislation that extended the program mean when it says “ or until federal authorization expires”?
States wishing to allow certain vehicles with a single occupant access to HOV lanes must have federal authorization to do this. To date, California has historically received this authority through the different federal transportation bills.

For additional information please contact the ARB Helpline at (800) 242-4450. To search all local, State and Federal Vehicle incentives, visit the incentives search on DriveClean.ca.gov.
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