High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption

Archived: 10/01/2019

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) allows hybrid electric vehicles that are certified as inherently low emission vehicles (ILEVs) to travel in HOV and high occupancy toll (HOT) lanes. Qualifying vehicles must obtain a permit and display an HOV exemption decal and a toll transponder. CDOT reached its quota of 2,000 permits and will place new applicants on a waiting list (verified June 2019). For more information, visit the CDOT Hybrid Vehicle Use in the HOT/HOV Lanes website.

(Reference Colorado Revised Statutes 42-4-1012)

Jurisdiction: Colorado

Type: State Incentives

Enacted: May 1, 2008

Technologies: HEVs, PHEVs

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