High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption

Archived: 10/01/2019

Vehicles that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency defines as Inherently Low Emission Vehicles or Low Emission and Energy-Efficient Vehicles and have gross vehicle weight ratings of 26,000 pounds or less are permitted use of HOV lanes regardless of the number of occupants. Such vehicles must display a Tennessee Department of Revenue decal. This exemption expires September 30, 2019. For more information, see the Department of Revenue HOV Smart Pass website. (Reference Tennessee Code 55-8-188)

Jurisdiction: Tennessee

Type: State Incentives

Enacted: Jun 20, 2008

Technologies: EVs, HEVs, PHEVs

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