Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption

Permitted PEVs may operate in any Maryland HOV lanes regardless of the number of occupants. Qualified PEVs must have a maximum speed capability of at least 65 miles per hour. To operate in HOV lanes, PEV owners must obtain a permit from the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA). The cost of the permit may not exceed $20. Each year the MDOT MVA and the State Highway Administration must report PEV use in HOV lanes to the governor. This exemption expires September 30, 2022. For more information, see the HOV Permit Issuance for PEVs page. (Reference Senate Bill 70, 2019, and Maryland Statutes, Transportation Code 25-108 and 21-314)