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why do so many hybrid car owners choose regular license plates? (no HOV access)
Posted by: Lunchmeats ()
Date: July 26, 2007 11:48PM

I used to think that more than half of the hybrid car owners bought hybrids
because of the unlimited HOV access.(the ones that say Clean Special Fuel)

However, I've started noticing a lot of new hybrids cars that have regular
license plates without HOV access. (like the ugly Jamestown license plates)

If I own a hybrid, I sure as hell will pay the $25 annual fee for the
clean Special Fuel license plate that gives me unlimited HOV access.
(at least on I66 and Dulles Toll Road)

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Re: why do so many hybrid car owners choose regular license plates? (no HOV access)
Posted by: ffxn8v ()
Date: July 27, 2007 05:50AM

Didn't the hybrid exemption from HOV resrtictions end last year?


That would explain the regular tags vs. clean fuel tags

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Re: why do so many hybrid car owners choose regular license plates? (no HOV access)
Posted by: cc ()
Date: July 27, 2007 08:22AM

"The hybrid exemption is scheduled to expire in June 2006"

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A54561-2005Jan6.html

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Re: why do so many hybrid car owners choose regular license plates? (no HOV access)
Posted by: MBF ()
Date: July 27, 2007 08:39AM

I think there are two different plates; one (that allowed you to drive on all HOV lanes during restricted times) is not available anymore. Here's a VDOT page that may help: http://www.virginiadot.org/travel/hov-rulesfaq.asp

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