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First the news....

After 4 months of research, (using this site!) and two months of waiting, I'm now the very proud owner of a Red Rock 188! (Yeah baby!)

Now the real reason for my post......

I live in Southern California. My MDX salesman told me that because the MDX is designated ULEV, I can do to the DMV and get some kind of document/certificate/sticker that will allow me to drive in the carpool lane. (Single passenger.)

Now, I know that electric and hybrid vehicles can use the carpool lane, but a ULEV vehicle?

My salesman said the one of his customers actually spoke to a California Highway Patrolman, who said the same thing.

Once I get my plates, I'm planning on going down to the DMV and see if this is true.


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DMV WEB site says "nope"

I should have check my DMV's WEB site. I guess this rumor has been going around and my salesman just needs to be better educated.

The DMV WEB site says:
"Important Note: Gasoline powered vehicles, including-electric hybrids do not qualify for the single-occupant HOV sticker."

Oh well!
 

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As can be seen.......

olivher said:
Here is the list of eligible vehicles on the California DMV website:

http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/carpool/carpool.htm#vehicles

It's mainly for vehicles that are full electric or natural gas powered. The Toyota Prius and Honda Insight isn't even eligible.
........even HYBRID vehicles like the Toyota Prius are not eligible for this benefit, let alone regular GASOLINE-POWERED vehicles!!!

It was interesting what the article had to say........that hybrid vehicles do not necessarily have lower emissions than a SIMILAR gasoline powered ULEV or SULEV (super ultra-low emissions vehicle) vehicle!!

Thanks for this link!!
 

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Isn't your Acura salesman an absolute wealth of information and facts?


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(Not all, I know, but how do you know? Trick is you need to be educated yourself, then why do you need them?)
 
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