High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption

Vehicles with an Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) or Energy Efficient license plate are permitted to use HOV lanes, regardless of the number of passengers. Qualified vehicles must display the required license plate, which are available from the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). Vehicles registered with Energy Efficient plates prior to May 20, 2014, may continue to use HOV lanes until the owner sells or transfers the vehicle. For more information, see the ADOT AFV and the Energy Efficient Plate Program websites. (Reference Arizona Revised Statutes 28-2416, and 23-2416.01)