Why are electric vehicles and some hybrids allowed to drive solo.....?
in the HOV lanes?
The HOV lanes are designed to get single drivers out of their cars, thereby taking vehicles OFF the road, lowering congestion. Allowing these cars with just a driver just adds cars on the road and defeats the purpose. I'm not talking about pollution, but congestion. More cars, more congestion and gridlock...no matter what type of auto.
- Simon ChuLv 54 years agoFavorite Answer
They want to encourage people to buy these cars so they can be used in aHov lane. You may also pay for a sticker which allows you to go on these lanes. The sticker's cost funds the government.
- Anonymous4 years ago
The reason for HOV lanes is to reduce congestion and auto emissions. A hybrid or electric vehicle creates less emissions [no emissions for electric vehicles] and are allowed to use the HOV lane solo as a benefit. Motorcycles are also allowed to use the lanes, even with only a single rider.
- 4 years ago
Um, HOV lanes are not for relieving congestions and gridlocks... well, not directly. What it was really design to do was reduce greenhouse gas emission from vehicles by reducing the number of vehicles on the road.
Because electric and hybrid meets these standards, the lowering of greenhouse gas emissions, they are allowed on the HOV lanes solo.