Governor Jerry Brown has signed six bills recently to encourage California drivers to buy electric vehicles.
But does America’s largest market for hybrids and electric vehicles really need more buying incentives?
California is leading the way in electric car sales, with approximately 35% of all EVs in America being found in the Golden State, with a ton of incentives thrown at early adopters of electrified vehicles. For example, the “White Sticker” program that allows zero emission, hydrogen fuel cell, and compressed natural gas vehicles to use carpool lanes, regardless of the number of occupants. Given California’s rather epic traffic situation, this is a huge boon for those in a rush.
That program has now been extended until 2019. In addition to the White Sticker program, the “Green Sticker” program has also been extended until 2019. The Green Sticker program allows up to 40,000 low emission vehicles, like the Chevy Volt, to also use carpool lanes.