eligible vehicle list, single occupant carpool HOV lane sticker

This page last reviewed December 10, 2018

The California Air Resources Board is responsible for the official list of vehicles qualified to receive Clean Air Vehicle decals allowing solo drivers use of High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes.

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is responsible for accepting applications and issuing decals to qualified vehicles.



CURRENT PROGRAMS - ALL STICKERS CURRENTLY VALID

Red decals expire on January 1, 2022 and are now being issued by the California DMV to qualifying vehicles that have not already been issued White or Green decals. There are income requirements and other details regarding this new California Clean Air Vehicle (CAV) decal program.

Qualifying vehicles originally issued a Green or White decal on or after January 1, 2017 will be eligible to apply for a Red decal. Vehicle owners issued White or Green decals on or after January 1, 2017, who are eligible for the Red decal, were mailed, to their address on file, a pre-filled CAV decal application form with instructions and a return envelope from DMV. The pre-filled applications were mailed by DMV in mid-October 2018.  

If you believe your vehicle is eligible for a new Red decal and you did not receive a letter from DMV, please submit a completed CAV decal application form (REG 1000) to DMV for review.

If your vehicle was originally issued White or Green decals prior to 2017, your vehicle is not eligible for the Red decal and will no longer be eligible to participate in the CAV decal program after January 1, 2019.



white decal White decals are no longer being issued, but are valid until January 1, 2019 (per AB 266). Qualifying vehicles issued a White decal on or after January 1, 2017 will be eligible to apply for a Red decal.

Vehicle owners originally issued White decals on or after January 1, 2017, who are eligible for the Red decal, were mailed, to their address on file, a pre-filled CAV decal application form with instructions and a return envelope from DMV. The pre-filled applications were mailed by DMV in mid-October 2018.  If you believe your vehicle is eligible for a new Red decal and you did not receive a letter from DMV, please submit a completed CAV decal application form (REG 1000) to DMV for review.

If your vehicle was originally issued a White decal prior to 2017, your vehicle is not eligible for the Red decal and will no longer be eligible to participate in the CAV decal program after January 1, 2019.  

 

Green DecalGreen decals are no longer being issued, but are valid until January 1, 2019 (per AB 266). Qualifying vehicles issued a Green decal on or after January 1, 2017 will be eligible to apply for a Red decal.

Vehicle owners originally issued Green decals on or after January 1, 2017, who are eligible for the Red decal, were mailed, to their address on file, a pre-filled CAV decal application form with instructions and a return envelope from DMV. The pre-filled applications were mailed by DMV in mid-October 2018.  If you believe your vehicle is eligible for a new Red decal and you did not receive a letter from DMV, please submit a completed CAV decal application form (REG 1000) to DMV for review.

If your vehicle was originally issued a Green decal prior to 2017, your vehicle is not eligible for the Red decal and will no longer be eligible to participate in the CAV decal program after January 1, 2019.  



FUTURE DECALS - APPLICATIONS NOT YET AVAILABLE

Qualifying vehicles that were not issued a green, white, or red decal prior to January 1, 2019, will be eligible for a new Clean Air Vehicle decal starting in January 2019. These decals will expire January 1, 2023. Clean Air Vehicle decals issued on or after January 1, 2019, are valid until January 1 of the fourth year after the year of issuance. The color for these decals is not yet determined. These decals are issued to qualifying vehicles pursuant to CVC §§5205.5 and 21655.9. There are income requirements and other details regarding this new California Clean Air decal program.



EXPIRED PROGRAMS - STICKERS NO LONGER VALID

yellow decalYellow Clean Air Vehicle decals for first-generation hybrids are no longer valid - the program ended on 7/1/2011. Please note that these vehicles do not qualify for any current or future type of HOV decals.


Official list of qualifying Vehicles for Clean Air Vehicle Decals

Manufacturer Make & Model Exhaust Standard Fuel Type Engine Size (L) Test Group Number

2019 Model Year Vehicles

BMW

I3 and I3S (120 AH)

ZEV

Electric

n/a

KBMXV00.0I3B

BMW

I3 and I3S (120 AH) with range extender

TZEV*

Plug-in Hybrid

0.6

KBMXV00.6I3R

BMW

530e and 530e xDrive

TZEV*

Plug-in Hybrid

2.0

KBMXV02.0H30

Chevy

Bolt

ZEV

Electric

n/a

KGMXV00.0002

Chevy

Volt (Eligible vehicles with the Low Emissions Package will have a C or a D in the 5th position of the VIN. Test Group Number must also match)

TZEV*

Plug-in Hybrid

1.5

KGMXV01.5030

Chrysler

Pacifica Hybrid

TZEV*

Plug-in Hybrid

3.6

KCRXT03.65P6

Fiat

500e

ZEV

Electric

n/a

KCRXV00.05PR

Ford

Fusion Energi and Fusion Special Service Vehicle

TZEV*

Plug-in Hybrid

2.0

KFMXV02.0VZQ

Honda

Clarity Electric

ZEV

Electric

n/a

KHNXV00.0BE9

Honda

Clarity Plug-in Hybrid

TZEV*

Plug-in Hybrid

1.5

KHNXV01.5D92

Hyundai

Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid

TZEV*

Plug-in Hybrid

1.6

KHYXV01.6P2T

Hyundai

Ioniq Electric

ZEV

Electric

n/a

KHYXV00.0P31

Hyundai

Kona Electric

ZEV

Electric

n/a

KHYXV00.0K31

Hyundai

NEXO and NEXO Blue

ZEV

Hydrogen

n/a

KHYXV00.0R41

Hyundai

Sonata Plug-in Hybrid

TZEV*

Plug-in Hybrid

2.0

KHYXV02.0E2T

Jaguar

I-Pace (First Edition, HSE, SE and S models)

ZEV

Electric

n/a

KJLXT00.0TZA

Kia

Soul

ZEV

Electric

n/a

KKMXV00.0B31

Kia

Niro Electric

ZEV

Electric

n/a

KKMXV00.0L31

Kia

Niro Plug-in Hybrid

TZEV*

Plug-in Hybrid

1.6

KKMXV01.6L2T

Kia

Optima

TZEV*

Plug-in Hybrid

2.0

KKMXV02.0D2T

Mercedes Benz

GLC 350e 4MATIC

TZEV*

Plug-in Hybrid

2.0

KMBXT02.0HY1

Mitsubishi

Outlander

TZEV*

Plug-in Hybrid

2.0

KMTXT02.0H3M

Nissan

LEAF (S40, SV40, SL40)

ZEV

Electric

n/a

KNSXV0000TL2

Subaru Crosstrek Plug-in Hybrid TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 2.0 KFJXT02.0EVC

Toyota

Mirai

ZEV

Hydrogen

n/a

KTYXV00.0DA7

Toyota

Prius Prime

TZEV*

Plug-in Hybrid

1.8

KTYXR0130J72

Volkswagen

eGolf

ZEV

Electric

n/a

KVGAV00.0VZZ

Volvo

S90 T8 AWD, XC60 T8 AWD, XC90 T8 AWD

TZEV*

Plug-in Hybrid

2.0

KVVXJ02.0P30

2018 Model Year Vehicles

Audi

A3 E-Tron

TZEV*

Plug-in Hybrid

1.4

JVGAV01.4V3B

BMW

530e and 530e xDrive

TZEV*

Plug-in Hybrid

2.0

JBMXV02.0H30

BMW

I3 and I3S (94 AH)

ZEV

Electric

n/a

JBMXV00.0I3B

BMW

I3 (94 AH) and I3S (94 AH) with range extender

TZEV*

Plug-in Hybrid

0.6

JBMXV00.6I3R

BYD

e6

ZEV

Electric

n/a

JBAIV0000001

Chevy

Bolt

ZEV

Electric

n/a

JGMXV00.0002

Chevy

Volt (Eligible vehicles with the Low Emissions Package will have a C or a D in the 5th position of the VIN. Test Group Number must also match)

TZEV*

Plug-in Hybrid

1.5

JGMXV01.5030

Chrysler

Pacifica Hybrid

TZEV*

Plug-in Hybrid

3.6

JCRXT03.65P3

Fiat

500e

ZEV

Electric

n/a

JCRXV00.05PR

Ford

Focus

ZEV

Electric

n/a

JFMXV00.0VAF

Ford

Fusion Energi

TZEV*

Plug-in Hybrid

2.0

JFMXV02.0VZQ

Honda

Clarity Hydrogen Fuel Cell EV

ZEV

Hydrogen

n/a

JHNXV00.0AE9

Honda

Clarity Electric

ZEV

Electric

n/a

JHNXV00.0BE9

Honda

Clarity Plug-in Hybrid

TZEV*

Plug-in Hybrid

1.5

JHNXV01.5DL2

Hyundai

Ioniq Electric

ZEV

Electric

n/a

JHYXV00.0151

Hyundai

Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid

TZEV*

Plug-in Hybrid

1.6

JHYXV01.616T

Hyundai

Sonata Plug-in Hybrid

TZEV*

Plug-in Hybrid

2.0

JHYXV02.012T

Kia

Niro

TZEV*

Plug-in Hybrid

1.6

JKMXV01.645T

Kia

Optima

TZEV*

Plug-in Hybrid

2.0

JKMXV02.043T

Kia

Soul

ZEV

Electric

n/a

JKMXV00.0411

Mercedes Benz

C-Class 350e

TZEV*

Plug-in Hybrid

2.0

JMBXJ02.0HY1

Mercedes Benz

GLC 350e 4MATIC

TZEV*

Plug-in Hybrid

2.0

JMBXJ02.0HY1

Mitsubishi

Outlander

TZEV*

Plug-in Hybrid

2.0

JMTXT02.0H3M

Nissan

LEAF

ZEV

Electric

n/a

JNSXV0000TLA

Smart

Fortwo Electric Drive Coupe, EQ Fortwo Coupe

ZEV

Electric

n/a

JMBXV00.0ED1

Smart

Fortwo Electric Drive Convertible, EQ Fortwo Convertible (Cabrio)

ZEV

Electric

n/a

JMBXV00.0ED2

Tesla

Model 3 Long Range

ZEV

Electric

n/a

JTSLV00.0L13

Tesla

Model S (100D; 75D; P100D)

ZEV

Electric

n/a

JTSLV00.0L2S

Tesla

Model S (75)

ZEV

Electric

n/a

JTSLV00.0L1S

Tesla

Model X (100D; 75D; P100D)

ZEV

Electric

n/a

JTSLV00.0L2X

Toyota

Mirai

ZEV

Hydrogen

n/a

JTYXV00.0DA7

Toyota

Prius Prime

TZEV*

Plug-in Hybrid

1.8

JTYXV01.8P35

Volkswagen

eGolf

ZEV

Electric

n/a

JVGAV00.0VZZ

Volvo

S90 T8

TZEV*

Plug-in Hybrid

2.0

JVVXJ02.0P30

Volvo

XC90 T8

TZEV*

Plug-in Hybrid

2.0

JVVXJ02.0P30

Volvo

XC60 T8

TZEV*

Plug-in Hybrid

2.0

JVVXJ02.0P30

Zenith Motors

Cargo Van, Extended Range Passenger Van, High Range Passenger Van, Minibus, Passanger Van

ZEV

Electric

n/a

JZEND00.0ZEB

2017 Model Year Vehicles

Audi A3 E-Tron TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 1.4 HVGAV01.4V3B

BMW

i3 BEV and i3 BEV (60AH)

ZEV

Electric

n/a

HBMXV00.0I3B

BMW

i3 REX

TZEV*

Plug-in Hybrid

0.6

HBMXV00.6I3R

BYD

e6

ZEV

Electric

n/a

HBAIV0000001

Chevy

Bolt

ZEV

Electric

n/a

HGMXV00.0002

Chevy

Volt

(Eligible vehicles with the Low Emissions Package will have an C or a D in the 5th position of the VIN. Test Group Number must also match)

TZEV*

Plug-in Hybrid

1.5

HGMXV01.5030

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 3.6 HCRXT03.65P0

Fiat

500e

ZEV

Electric

n/a

HCRXV00.05PR

Ford

C-Max Energi

TZEV*

Plug-in Hybrid

2.0

HFMXV02.0VZQ

Ford

Focus Electric

ZEV

Electric

n/a

HFMXV00.0VAF

Ford

Fusion Energi

TZEV*

Plug-in Hybrid

2.0

HFMXV02.0VZQ

Honda

Clarity Hydrogen Fuel Cell EV

ZEV

Hydrogen

n/a

HHNXV00.0AET

Honda

Clarity Electric

ZEV

Electric

n/a

HHNXV00.08E9

Hyundai

Ioniq

ZEV

Electric

n/a

HHYXV00.0151

Hyundai

Sonata

TZEV*

Plug-in Hybrid

2.0

HHYXV02.0A2P

Hyundai

Tucson Fuel Cell

ZEV

Hydrogen

n/a

HHYXV00.0131

Kia

Optima

TZEV*

Plug-in Hybrid

2.0

HHYXV02.0A2P

Kia

Soul

ZEV

Electric

n/a

HKMXV00.0411

Mercedes Benz

B-Class 250e

ZEV

Electric

n/a

HMBXV00.0ED2

Mercedes Benz

C-Class 350e

TZEV*

Plug-in Hybrid

2.0

HMBXV02.0HY1

Mercedes Benz

S-Class 550e

TZEV*

Plug-in Hybrid

3.0

HMBXV03.0HY1

Mitsubishi

i-MiEV

ZEV

Electric

n/a

HMTXV00.0EIT

Nissan

LEAF

ZEV

Electric

n/a

HNSXV0000LLB

Smart

Fortwo Electric Drive Convertible

ZEV

Electric

n/a

HMBXV00.0ED3

Smart

Fortwo Electric Drive Coupe / Cabrio

ZEV

Electric

n/a

HMBXV00.0ED1

Tesla

Model 3

ZEV

Electric

n/a

HTSLV00.0L13

Tesla

Model S (60kWh; 75kWh)

ZEV

Electric

n/a

HTSLV00.0L1S

Tesla

Model S (60D; 75D; 90D; P90D; P100D)

ZEV

Electric

n/a

HTSLV00.0L2S

Tesla

Model X (60D; 75D; 90D; P90D; P100D)

ZEV

Electric

n/a

HTSLV00.0L2X

Toyota

Mirai

ZEV

Hydrogen

n/a

HTYXV00.0DA7

Toyota

Prius Prime

TZEV*

Plug-in Hybrid

1.8

HTYXV01.8P35

Volkswagen

eGolf

ZEV

Electric

n/a

HVGAV00.0VZZ

Volvo

XC90 T8

TZEV*

Plug-in Hybrid

2.0

HVVXT02.0P3T

Zenith Motors

Cargo Van, Extended Range Passenger Van, High Range Passenger Van, Minibus, Passanger Van

ZEV

Electric

n/a

HZEND00.0ZEB

2016 Model Year Vehicles

Audi A3 e-tron / A3 e-tron Ultra TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 1.4 GVGAV01.4V3B
Bluecar Bluecar ZEV Electric n/a GBRGV00.0L8X
BMW i3 EV ZEV Electric n/a GBMXV00.0I3B
BMW i3 EV REx TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 0.6 GBMXV00.6I3R
BYD e6 ZEV Electric n/a GBAIV0000001
Cadillac ELR TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 1.4 GGMXV01.4088
Chevy Spark EV ZEV Electric n/a GGMXV00.0001
Chevy

Volt

(Eligible vehicles with the Low Emissions Package will have a C or a D in the 5th position of the VIN. Test Group Number must also match)

TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 1.5 GGMXV01.5030
Fiat 500e ZEV Electric n/a GCRXV00.05PR
Ford C-Max Energi TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 2.0 GFMXV02.0VZP
Ford Focus ZEV Electric n/a GFMXV00.0VAE
Ford Fusion Energi TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 2.0 GFMXV02.0VZP
Hyundai Sonata TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 2.0 GHYXV02.01M
Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell ZEV Hydrogen n/a GHYXV00.01YW
IMPCO Chevrolet G2500/G3500 Express Cargo 2WD, G2500/G3500 Express Pass, C25/C35 Silverado 2WD, K25/K35 Silverado 4WD; GMC G2500/G3500 Savana Cargo 2WD, G2500/G3500 Savana Pass, C25/C35 Sierra 2WD, K25/K35 Sierra 4WD SULEV CNG 6.0 GZ9XD06.0DCA
IMPCO Chevy G4500 Express Cutaway Chassis; GMC G4500 Savana Cutaway Chassis SULEV CNG 6.0 GZ9XD06.0DC2
Kia Soul EV ZEV Electric n/a GKMXV00.04VW
Mercedes Benz B-Class 250e ZEV Electric n/a GMBXV00.0ED2
Mercedes Benz C-Class350e TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 2.0 GMBXV02.0HY1
Mercedes Benz S-Class 550e TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 3.0 GMBXJ03.0HY1
Mitsubishi i-MiEV ZEV Electric n/a GMTXV00.0EAT
Nissan LEAF ZEV Electric n/a GNSXV0000LLA
Nissan LEAF ZEV Electric n/a GNSXV0000LLB
Smart Fortwo Electric Drive ZEV Electric n/a GMBXV00.0ED1
Tesla Model S (60kWh; 70kWh; 75kWh; 85kWh; 90kWh) ZEV Electric n/a GTSLV00.0L1S
Tesla Model S (60D; 70D; 75D; 85D; P85D; 90D; P90D; P100D) ZEV Electric n/a GTSLV00.0L2S
Tesla Model X (60D; 75D; 90D; P90D; P100D) ZEV Electric n/a GTSLV00.0L2X
Toyota Mirai ZEV Hydrogen n/a GTYXV00.0DA7
Volkswagen e-Golf ZEV Electric n/a GVGAVOO.OVZZ
Volvo XC90 T8 TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 2.0 GVVXT02.0P3T
Westport Dallas Inc. Ford Transit Van, Ford Transit Wagon SULEV CNG 3.7 GBAFD03.7CBX
Westport Dallas Inc. F350 Pickup, F350 Incomplete Chassis Cab, F350 Bed Delete, F250 Pickup, F250 Bed Delete SULEV CNG 6.2 GBAFD06.2CLT
Zelectric Motors 1973-1974 electric retrofits of various models of Volkswagens ZEV Electric n/a EO B-68
Zenith Motors Cargo Van, Extended Range Passenger Van, High Range Passenger Van, Minibus, Passanger Van ZEV Electric n/a GZEND00.0ZEB
2015 Model Year Vehicles
BAF Technologies F350 Pickup, F350 Pickup DRW, F350 Cab Chassis, F350 Bed Delete, F350 Bed Delete DRW, F250 Pickup, F250 Bed Delete SULEV CNG 6.2 FBAFT06.27HL
BMW i3 EV ZEV Electric NA FBMXV00.0I3B
BMW i3 EV REx TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 0.6 FBMXV00.6I3R
BYD e6 ZEV Electric NA FBYDV0000001
Cadillac ELR TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 1.4 FGMXV01.4088
Chevy Spark EV ZEV Electric n/a FGMXV00.0001
Chevy

Volt

(Eligible vehicles with the Low Emissions Package will have a C or a D in the 5th position of the VIN.Test Group Number must also match)

TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 1.4 FGMXV01.4088
Fiat 500e ZEV Electric n/a FCRXV00.05PR
Ford C-Max Energi TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid n/a FFMXV02.0VZP
Ford Focus EV ZEV Electric n/a FFMXV00.0VAE
Ford Fusion Energi TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid n/a FFMXV02.0VZP
Honda Civic Natural Gas ATPZEV CNG 1.8 FHNXV01.8CDT
Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell ZEV Hydrogen n/a FHYXV00.01YW
Impco G2500 Express, G3500 Express, G2500 Savana, G3500 Savana SULEV CNG 6.0 FZ9XT06.0CDA
Kia Soul EV ZEV Electric n/a FKMXV00.04VW
Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric ZEV Electric n/a FMBXV00.0ED2
Mercedes-Benz S 550e TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 3.0 FMBXV03.0HY1
Mitsubishi i-MiEV ZEV Electric n/a FMTXV00.0EAT
Nissan LEAF ZEV Electric n/a FNSXV0000LLA
Phoenix Motorcars E350, E450, Electric Bus (350) ZEV Electric n/a FPMOD00.0250
Smart Fortwo Electric ZEV Electric n/a FMBXV00.0ED1
Tesla Model S (70D, 85D, P85D, 90D, & P90D) ZEV Electric n/a FTSLV00.0L2S
Tesla Model S (60kWh, 70kWh, 85kWh, & 90kWh) ZEV Electric n/a FTSLV00.0L1S
Toyota Prius Plug-in TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 1.8 FTYXV01.8HCU
Volkswagen e-Golf Electric ZEV Electric n/a FVGAV00.0VZZ
Zenith Motors Electric Passenger Van and Cargo Van ZEV Electric n/a FZEND00.0ZEB
2014 Model Year Vehicles
BAF Technologies E350 Club Wagon, E350 Van, E250 Van, E150 Club Wagon, E150 Van SULEV CNG 5.4 EBAFT05.45HK
BAF Technologies F350 Pickup, F350 Pickup DRW, F350 Cab Chassis, F350 Bed Delete, F350 Bed Delete DRW, F250 Pickup, F250 Bed Delete SULEV CNG 6.2 EBAFT06.27HL
BMW i3 EV ZEV Electric n/a EBMXV00.0I3B
BMW i3 REx TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 0.6 EBMXV00.613R
BYD E6 ZEV Electric n/a EBAIV0000001
Cadillac ELR TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 1.4 EGMXV01.4088
Chevy Spark EV ZEV Electric n/a EGMXV00.0001
Chevy Volt - Please note that eligible vehicles with the Low Emissions Package will have an E, F, G or H in the 5th position of the VIN. Test Group Number must also match. TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 1.4 EGMXV01.4011
Chevy Volt - Please note that eligible vehicles with the Low Emissions Package will have an E, F, G or H in the 5th position of the VIN. Test Group Number must also match. TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 1.4 EGMXV01.4088
Fiat 500e ZEV Electric n/a ECRXV00.05PR
Ford C-Max Energi TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 2.0 EFMXV02.0VZP
Ford Fusion Energi TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 2.0 EFMXV02.0VZP
Ford Focus EV ZEV Electric n/a EFMXV00.0VAE
Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 2.0 EHNXV02.03H2
Honda Civic Natural Gas ATPZEV CNG 1.8 EHNXV01.8CDT
Honda FCX ZEV Hydrogen n/a EHNXV00.0AET
Honda Fit EV ZEV Electric n/a EHNXV00.0BET
Impco G2500 Express, G3500 Express, G2500 Savana, G3500 Savana SULEV CNG 6.0 EZ9XT06.0CDA
Landi Renzo E350 Cutaway, E350 Wagon, E350 Van, E250 Van, E150 Wagon, E150 Van SULEV CNG 5.4 ELDRT05.4A11
Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric ZEV Electric n/a EMBXV00.0ED2
Mitsubishi i-MiEV ZEV Electric n/a EMTXV00.0EWB
Mobility Ventures MV-1 SULEV CNG 4.6 EMBVT04.6CG1
Nissan LEAF ZEV Electric n/a ENSXV0000LLA
Roush E350 Wagon, E350 Van, E250 Van, E150 Wagon, E150 Van SULEV LPG 5.4 ERIIT05.45HK
Smart Fortwo Electric ZEV Electric n/a EMBXV00.0ED1
Tesla Model S (85 kWH and 60 kWH battery) ZEV Electric n/a ETSLV00.0L1S
Tesla Model S (85D, P85D KWH Variant) ZEV Electric n/a ETSLV00.0L2S
Toyota Prius Plug-in TZEV* Plug-in Hybrid 1.8 ETYXV01 .8HCU
Toyota RAV4 EV ZEV Electric n/a ETYXV00.0D09
2013 Model Year Vehicles
BAF Technologies Transit Connect Wagon, Transit Connect Van SULEV CNG 2.0 DBAFT02.0CDW
BAF Technologies Lincoln MKT Livery, MKT FWD, MKS FWD SULEV CNG 3.7 DBAFV03.7CE8
BAF Technologies Ford E350 Cutaway DRW SULEV CNG 5.4 DBAFD05.4CFD
BAF Technologies Ford E350 Club Wagon, Ford E350 Van, Ford E350 Cutaway, Ford E250 Van, Ford E150 Club Wagon, Ford E150 Van SULEV CNG 5.4 DBAFT05.4CHK
BAF Technologies Ford F350 Pickup, Ford F350 Pickup DRW, Ford F350 Cab Chassis, Ford F350 Bed Delete, Ford F350 Bed Delete DRW, Ford F250 Pickup, Ford F250 Bed Delete SULEV CNG 6.2 DBAFT06.2CHL
BYD E6 ZEV Electric n/a DBYDV0000001
Chevy

Volt - Please note that eligible vehicles with the Low Emissions Package will have an E, F, G or H in the 5th position of the VIN. Test Group Number must also match.

Enhanced
ATPZEV
Plug-in Hybrid 1.4 DGMXV01.4011
Coda Automotive Coda ZEV Electric n/a DCDAV00.01UA
Fiat 500e ZEV Electric n/a DCRXV00.00PR
Ford C-Max Energi Enhanced
ATPZEV
Plug-in Hybrid 2.0 DFMXV02.0VZP
Ford Focus EV ZEV Electric n/a DFMXVOO.OVAE
Ford Fusion Energi Enhanced
ATPZEV
Plug-in Hybrid 2.0 DFMXV02.0VZP
Honda Clarity FCX ZEV Hydrogen n/a DHNXV00.0AET
Honda FIT EV ZEV Electric n/a DHNXV00.05ET
Honda Civic Natural Gas ATPEV CNG 1.8 DHNXV01.8BDT
Impco Technologies Chevrolet G2500/G3500 Express, GMC G25/G35 Savana, GMC G2500/G3500 Savana SULEV CNG 2.0 DZ9XT06.0CDA
LANDI RENZO E350 CUTAWAY CNG, E350 WAGON CNG , E350VAN CNG, E250VAN CNG, E150 WAGON CNG, E150 VAN CNG SULEV CNG 5.4 DLDRT05.4A 11
Mitsubishi i-MiEV ZEV Electric n/a DMTXV00.0EWB
Nissan LEAF ZEV Electric n/a DNSXV000001
Roush E350 Wagon, E350 Van, E250 Van, E150 Wagon, E150 Van SULEV LPG 5.4 DRIIT05.45HK
Smart Fortwo Electric ZEV Electric n/a DMBXV00.0ED1
Tesla Model S (85 kWH and 60 kWH battery) ZEV Electric n/a DTSLV00.0L1S
Toyota Prius Plug-in Enhanced
ATPZEV
Plug-in Hybrid 1.8 DTYXV01.8HCU
Toyota RAV4 EV ZEV Electric n/a DTYXVOO.ODA9
Toyota Scion iQ EV ZEV Electric n/a DTYXV00.0DA6
Vehicle Production Group MV-1 SULEV CNG 4.6 DTVPT04.6CG1
           
2012 Model Year Vehicles
Azure Technologies Ford Transit Connect Electric ZEV Electric n/a CAZDT00.0001
BYD E6 ZEV Electric n/a CBYDV0000002
BAF Technologies Ford F-250, Ford F-350 COUNTED AS SULEV CNG 6.2 CBAFT06.2CHL
BAF Technologies Ford E-150 Club Wagon, E-350 Club Wagon, Ford E-150 Van, Ford E-250 Van, Ford E-350 Van, Ford E-350 Cutaway COUNTED AS SULEV CNG 5.4 CBAFT05.4CHK
BAF Technologies Ford Transit Connect Van, Ford Transit Connect Wagon SULEV CNG 2.0 CBAFT02.0CDW
Chevy

Volt - Please note that eligible vehicles with the Low Emissions Package will have an E, F, G or H in the 5th position of the VIN. Test Group Number must also match.

Enhanced
ATPZEV
Plug-in Hybrid 1.4 CGMXV01.4011
Coda Automotive Coda ZEV Electric n/a CCDAV00.01UA
Ford Focus Electric ZEV Electric n/a CFMXV00.OVAE
Honda Civic Natural Gas ATPZEV CNG 1.8 CHNXV01.8BDT
Honda Clarity FCX ZEV Hydrogen n/a CHNXV00.0AET
Impco Technologies G25, G35 SAVANA SULEV CNG 6.0 CZ9XT06.0CDA
Impco Technologies G2500, G3500 SAVANA SULEV CNG 6.0 CZ9XT06.0CDA
Impco Technologies G2500, G3500 EXPRESS SULEV CNG 6.0 CZ9XT06.0CDA
Impco Technologies

Ford Transit Connect Van, Ford Transit Connect Wagon

SULEV CNG 2.0 CZ9XT02.0DCA
Impco Technologies Ford Escape SULEV CNG 2.5 CZ9XT02.5DCA
Impco Technologies Ford F-350 Incomplete Chassis Cab, F-250 Bed Delete, F-350 Bed Delete (DRW), F-350 Pickup (DRW), F-250 Pickup SULEV CNG 6.2 CZ9XT06.2CC2
LANDI RENZO USA E150, E350 CLUB WAGON COUNTED AS SULEV CNG 5.4 CLDRT05.4A11
LANDI RENZO USA E150, E250, E350 VAN COUNTED AS SULEV CNG 5.4 CLDRT05.4A11
LANDI RENZO USA E350 CUTAWAY COUNTED AS SULEV CNG 5.4 CLDRT05.4A11
Mercedes Benz F-Cell ZEV Hydrogen n/a CMBXV00.0FC1
Mitsubishi i-MiEV ZEV Electric n/a CMTXV00.0EWB
Navistart Navistar E-Star ZEV Electric n/a CNVXD00.0ZEV
Nissan Leaf SL, Leaf SV ZEV Electric n/a CNSXV0000LLA
Roush Industries, Inc. Ford E-150 Club Wagon, Ford E-350 Club Wagon, Ford E-150 Van, Ford E-250 Van, Ford E-350 Van, Ford E-350 Cutaway SULEV LPG 5.4 CRIIT05.45HG
Tesla Model S2, S3 ZEV Electric n/a CTSLV00.0L1 S
Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Enhanced ATPZEV Plug-in Hybrid 1.8 CTYXV01.8HCU
Toyota RAV4 EV ZEV Electric n/a DTYXV00.0DA9
Vehicle Production Group MV-1 SULEV CNG 4.6 CTVPT04.6CG1
2011 Model Year Vehicles
Azure Technologies Ford Transit Connect Electric ZEV Electric n/a BAZDT00.0001
BAF Technologies Ford E-150 Club Wagon, E-350 Club Wagon, Ford E-150 Van, Ford E-250 Van, Ford E-350 Van, Ford E-350 Cutaway Counted as SULEV CNG 5.4 BBAFT05.45HK
BAF Technologies Ford Transit Connect Van, Ford Transit Connect Wagon Counted as SULEV CNG 2.0 BBAFT02.01DV
Baytech
Chevy Express 2500 / 3500 Passenger/Cargo/Conv 2WD, GMC Savana 2500 / 3500 Passenger/Cargo/Conv 2WD Counted as SULEV CNG 4.8/6 BBYTT06.0918
Boulder Boulder EV ZEV Electric n/a BBDED0000111
BMW Active E ZEV Electric n/a BBMXV00.0E82
Honda Civic GX ATPZEV CNG 1.8 BHNXV01.8BDT
Honda FCX Clarity ZEV Hydrogn n/a BHNXV00.0AET
IMPCO Technologies Transit Connect SULEV CNG 2.0 BZ9XT02.0C1A
IMPCO Technologies ECONOLINE VAN E150/E250/E350 SULEV CNG 5.4 BZ9XT05.4C1A
Mercedes Benz F-Cell ZEV Hydrogen n/a BMBXV00.0FC1
NaturalDrive   Partners
Chevy Express 2500 / 3500 Passenger/ Cargo/Conv 2WD, GMC Savana 2500 / 3500 Passenger/Cargo/Conv 2WD
Counted as SULEV
CNG
4.8/6
BNTDT06.0VAB
Nissan Leaf ZEV Electric n/a BNSXV0000LLA
Roush Industries, Inc. Ford E-150 Club Wagon, Ford E-350 Club Wagon, Ford E-150 Van, Ford E-250 Van, Ford E-350 Van, Ford E-350 Cutaway SULEV LPG 5.4 BRIIT05.45HP
Smart Fortwo ZEV Electric n/a BMBXV00.0ED1
Tesla  Roadster ZEV Electric n/a BTSLV00.0M6X
Think City ZEV Electric n/a BTHKV00.00SL
Toyota FCHV-adv ZEV Hydrogen n/a BTYXT00.0DA7
Vehicle Production Group MV-1 Compressed Natural Gas Vehicle SULEV2 CNG 4.6 BTVPT04.6CG1
2010 Model Year Vehicles
BAF Technologies Ford F-150, Ford Expedition, Lincoln Navigator SULEV2 CNG 5.4 ABAFT05.41CN
BAF Technologies Ford E-150 Club Wagon, Ford E-350 Club Wagon, Ford E-150 Van, Ford E-250 Van, Ford E-350 Van, Ford E-350 Cutaway SULEV2 CNG 5.4 ABAFT05.42CN
BAF Technologies Ford Crown Victoria, Lincoln Town Car, Lincoln Town Car Limo, Mercury Grand Marquis, SULEV2 CNG 8.0 ABAFV04.61CN
Baytech
Chevy Express 2500 / 3500 Passenger/Cargo/Conv 2WD, GMC Savana 2500 / 3500 Passenger/Cargo/Conv 2WD
Counted as SULEV CNG 4.8/6
ABYTT06.0918
Baytech Chevy Silverado 2500 / 3500 2/4WD, GMC Sierra 2500 / 3500 2/4WD SULEV2 CNG 6.0 ABYTD06.0816
Baytech Chevy Express Passenger/Cargo 2500 / 3500 2WD, GMC Savana Passenger/Cargo 2500 / 3500 2WD   SULEV2 CNG 4.8/6.0 ABYTD06.0918
Honda FCX Clarity
ZEV Hydrogen n/a AHNXV00.AET
Honda Civic GX ATPZEV CNG 1.8 AHNXV01.8BDT
Navistar E-Star ZEV Electric n/a ANVXD00.0ZEV
Tesla  Roadster ZEV Electric n/a ATSLV00.0M6X
Toyota FCHV-adv ZEV Hydrogen n/a ATYXT00.0DA7
2009 Model Year Vehicles
BAF Technologies Ford F-250 2/4WD, Ford F-350 2/4WD SULEV CNG 5.4 9BAFD05.43CN
BAF Technologes Ford E-150 Club Wagon, Ford E-350 Club Wagon, Ford E-150 Van, Ford E-250 Van, Ford E-350 Van, Ford E-350 Cutaway
SULEV CNG 5.4 9BAFT05.42CN
BAF Technologes Ford F-150, Ford Expedition, Lincoln Navigator
SULEV CNG 5.4 9BAFT05.41CN
Baytech
Chevy Express 2500 Passenger 2WD, Chevy Silverado 2500 / 3500 HD 2/4WD, Chevy Van 2500 / 3500 Cargo 2WD, GMC Sierra 2500 / 3500 HD 2/4WD, GMC Savana 2500 / 3500 Passenger/Cargo 2/4WD
SULEV
CNG
4.8/6.0
9BYTD06.0816
Honda Civic GX ATPZEV CNG 1.8 9HNXV01.8BDT
Honda FCX Clarity
ZEV Hydrogen n/a 9HNXV00.AET
Tesla Roadster Type 001 ZEV Battery Electric NA 9TSLV00.056C
Tesla Roadster Type 001 ZEV Battery Electric NA 9TSLV00.0M6X
Toyota FCHV-adv ZEV Hydrogen n/a 9TYXT00.0DA7
2008 Model Year Vehicles
BAF Technologies
Ford Expidition
Ford F-150
Lincoln Mark LT
Lincoln Navigator
SULEV CNG 5.4 8BAFT05.41NN
BAF Technologies Ford E-350 SULEV CNG 5.4 8BAFT05.42NN
BAF Technologies Ford F-250 2/4WD
Ford F-350 2/4WD
SULEV CNG 5.4 8BAFK05.43NN
BAF Technologies Ford Crown Victoria
Mercury Grand Marquis
Lincoln Town Car
SULEV
CNG
4.6
8BAFV04.61NN
BMW Mini-E ZEV Electric n/a 8BMXV00.0BEV
Chevy
Equinox Fuel Cell ZEV Hydrogen n/a 8GMXT00.0001
Honda Civic GX ATPZEV CNG 1.8 8HNXV01.8XW3
Honda FCX Clarity ZEV Hydrogen n/a 8HNXV00.06XC
Tesla Roadster Type 001 ZEV Electric NA 8TSLV00.056C
2007 Model Year Vehicles
BAF Technologies
Ford Crown Victoria
Mercury Grand Marquis
Lincoln Town Car
SULEV
CNG
4.6
7BAFV04.61NN
BAF Technologies
E-350
SULEV
CNG
5.4
7BAFT05.42NN
Baytech Chevrolet Silverado / Express
GMC Sierra / Savana, Isuzu NPR
SULEV CNG 6.0 7BYTH06.0613
Baytech

Chevy Express Van 1500 / 2500 / 3500
GMC Savana Passenger / Cargo 1500 / 2500 / 3500
GMC Sierra 1500 / 2500 HD 2/4WD
Chevy Silverado 1500 / 2500 HD 2/4WD

SULEV CNG 6.0 7BYTK06.0618
Chevy Equinox Fuel Cell ZEV Hydrogen n/a 7GMXT00.0001
Honda Civic GX ATPZEV CNG 1.8 7HNXV01.8BW3
Nissan X-TRAIL Fuel Cell Vehicle ZEV Hydrogen n/a 7NSXV00.09LA
Toyota Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle ZEV Hydrogen n/a 7TYXT00.0DA1
2006 Model Year Vehicles
BAF Technologies Ford Crown Victoria
Lincoln Town Car
Mercury Grand Marquis
SULEV2 CNG 4.6 6BAFV04.61CN
Chevy

Silverado 2500HD 2/4WD

SULEV CNG 6.0 6GMXT06.0199
GMC
Sierra 2500HD 2/4WD SULEV CNG 6.0 6GMXT06.0199
Honda Civic GX ATPZEV CNG 1.8 6HNXV01.8BW3
2005 Model Year Vehicles
Note for older CNG vehicles: check tank expiration date.
Baytech Chevy Silverado
Chevy Suburban
GMC Yukon
GMC Sierra
SULEV LPG 6.0 5BYTT06.0438
Baytech Chevy Silverado
Chevy Suburban
GMC Sierra
GMC Yukon
SULEV CNG 6.0 5BYTT06.0418
Baytech

GMC Sierra / Yukon 1500 2/4WD
Chevy Silverado / Avalanche / Suburban / Tahoe 1500 2/4WD
Isuzu Ascender 1500 4WD
GMC Envoy 1500 4WD
Cadillac Escalade 1500 4WD
Buick Rainier 1500 4WD
Chevy SSR Pickup / Trailblazer 1500  4WD

SULEV CNG 6.0 5BYTT06.0417
Baytech

Chevy Express Van 1500 / 2500 / 3500
GMC Savana Passenger / Cargo 1500 / 2500 / 3500

SULEV CNG 4.3 5BYTT06.0149
Chevy Silverado 2500HD 2/4WD
GMC 2500HD Sierra 2/4WD
SULEV CNG 6.0 5GMXT06.0199
General Motors Chevy Van 3500 2WD; Express 1500 / 2500 / 3500 2WD
GMC Savana Passenger 1500 / 2500 / 3500 2WD
SULEV CNG 6.0 5GMXT06.0197
Honda Civic GX ATPZEV CNG 1.7 5HNXV01.7BF3
2004 Model Year Vehicles
Note for older CNG vehicles: check tank expiration date.
Ford F-150 Pickup SULEV CNG 5.4 4FMXT05.4RJ1
Ford E-250/350 Van SULEV2 CNG 5.4 4FMXT05.4SE4
Honda Civic GX ATPZEV CNG 1.7 4HNXV01.74W3
Honda FCX ZEV Hydrogen n/a 4HNXV00.08XC
TeleflexGFI GMC Savanna
Chevrolet Express
SULEV CNG 6.0 4G9XT06.06NN
Toyota Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle ZEV Hydrogen n/a 4TYXT00.0DA1
2003 Model Year Vehicles
Note for older CNG vehicles: check tank expiration date.
Daimler Chrysler Dodge Ram Van/Wagon 2500/3500 SULEV CNG 5.2 3CRXT05.26RC
Ford E250 E350 Van, F-150 Pickup SULEV CNG 5.4 3FMXT05.4RP5
Honda FCX ZEV Hydrogen n/a 3HNXV00.07XC
Honda Civic GX ATPZEV CNG 1.7 3HNXV01.73W3
TeleflexGFI GM T-610 Van, GMC Savana, Chevrolet Express SULEV CNG 6.0 3G9XT06.06NN
Toyota RAV4 EV ZEV Electric n/a 3TYXT00.0ZZZ
Toyota FCHV ZEV Hydrogen n/a 3TYXT00.0DA1
2002 Model Year Vehicles
Note for older CNG vehicles: check tank expiration date.
Daimler Chrysler Dodge Ram Van/Wagon 2500/3500 SULEV CNG 5.2 2CRXT05.26RC
Ford E-250/350 Van, F-150 Pickup SULEV CNG 5.4 2FMXT05.4RP5
Honda Civic GX ATPZEV CNG 1.7 2HNXV01.74WN
Toyota RAV4 EV ZEV Electric n/a 2TYXT00.0ZZZ
2001 Model Year Vehicles
Note for older CNG vehicles: check tank expiration date.
Daimler Chrysler Dodge Ram Wagon 2500/3500, Dodge Ram Van 2500/3500 SULEV CNG 5.2 1CRXT05.26RC
Ford E-250 Van,  Ford E-350 Van SULEV CNG 5.4 1FMXT05.4RP6
Ford F-150 Pickup SULEV CNG 5.4 1FMXT05.4RP5
Honda Civic GX ATPZEV CNG 1.7 1HNXV01.7JVF
Toyota RAV4 EV ZEV Electric n/a 1TYXT00.0ZZZ
2000 Model Year Vehicles
Note for older CNG vehicles: check tank expiration date.
Daimler Chrysler Dodge Ram Van 2500/3500,  Dodge Ram Wagon 2500/3500 SULEV CNG 5.2 YCRXT05.26RC
Ford E-250 Van, E-350 Van SULEV CNG 5.4 YFMXT05.4RP6
Ford F-150 Pickup SULEV CNG 5.4 YFMXT05.4RP5
Toyota RAV4 EV ZEV Electric n/a YTYXT00.0ZZZ
1999 Model Year Vehicles
Note for older CNG vehicles: check tank expiration date.
Daimler Chrysler Dodge Ram Wagon 2500/3500,  Dodge Ram Van 2500/3500 SULEV CNG 5.2 XCRXT05.26RC
Ford F-250 Pickup SULEV CNG 5.4 XFMXT05.4RP5
Ford E-250 Van,  Ford E-350 Van SULEV CNG 5.4 XFMXT05.4RP6
1998 Model Year Vehicles
Note for older CNG vehicles: check tank expiration date.
Ford E-250 Van,  E-350 Van SULEV CNG 5.4 WFMXT05.4RP6
Ford F-250 Pickup SULEV CNG 5.4 WFMXT05.4RP5
Toyota RAV4 EV ZEV Electric n/a WTYXT00.0ZZZ
1997 Model Year Vehicles
Note for older CNG vehicles: check tank expiration date.
Ford E-250 Van, E-350 Van SULEV CNG 5.4 VFM5.468C7EK
Ford F-250 Pickup SULEV CNG 5.4 VFM5.468C7FK

 

 

More information



For additional information please contact the ARB Helpline at (800) 242-4450.

* Please note that the new terminology for Enhanced Advanced Technology Partial Zero Emission Vehicle (AT PZEV) is Transitional Zero Emission Vehicle (TZEV). TZEVs meet the same certification requirements and qualify for the Clean Air Sticker.

* Please note that the new terminology for Enhanced Advanced Technology Partial Zero Emission Vehicle (AT PZEV) is Transitional Zero Emission Vehicle (TZEV). TZEVs meet the same certification requirements and qualify for the Clean Air Sticker.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to your questions regarding eligibility for single occupancy HOV lane access can be found here. For more detailed information regarding the process and limitations of using Clean Air Vehicle Decals, visit the Department of Motor Vehicles website.

New Clean Air Vehicle Decals. Per Assembly Bill 544, a new program will begin on January 1, 2019 that extends the Clean Air Vehicle Decal program and allows those with a Clean Air Vehicle Decal issued from January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2018, to apply for a new Clean Air Vehicle Decal that will expire on January 1, 2022.  There are income requirements and other details regarding regarding this new program. Visit the DMV website for more details and FAQs.

 

Red Clean Air Vehicle Decals: Zero Emission, Plug-in Hybrid, CNG and LPG Vehicles

In March 2018, the California DMV began issuing a new single-color red decal for qualifying vehicles pursuant to CVC §§5205.5 and 21655.9.  The new red decal will be valid until January 1, 2022, and are issued to vehicles that meet California's super ultra-low emission vehicle (SULEV) standard for exhaust emissions and the federal inherently low-emission vehicle (ILEV) evaporative emission standard, as well as vehicles that meet the state’s enhanced advanced technology partial zero-emission (enhanced AT PZEV) vehicles or transitional zero emission vehicle (TZEV) standard.  Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and compressed natural gas (CNG) fueled vehicles may also qualify.

Can I apply for Clean Air Vehicle decals and for a rebate from the California Air Resources Board’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP)?
For a vehicle purchased on or after January 1, 2018, an applicant's participation in both the CAV Program and the CVRP is based upon both the applicant's gross annual income and the vehicle type: 

 

Gross Annual Income

 

Battery or Plug-in Hybrid

 

Fuel Cell

AT or ABOVE:

  • $150,000 for single filers

  • $204,000 for head-of-household

  • $300,000 for joint filers

 

Clean Air Vehicle decal ONLY

 

Clean Air Vehicle decal OR
Clean Vehicle Rebate Project
(New owner has 60 days from date of purchase
to choose between the two programs.)

UNDER:

  • $150,000 for single filers,

  • $204,000 for head-of-household

  •  $300,000 for joint filers

 

Clean Air Vehicle decal AND
Clean Vehicle Rebate Project

 

Clean Air Vehicle decal AND
Clean Vehicle Rebate Project

 

white decal White Clean Air Vehicle Decals: Zero Emission and CNG Vehicles

White Clean Air Vehicle Decals are no longer being issued, but are valid until January 1, 2019 (per AB 266). They were available to an unlimited number of qualifying Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEVs) and allowed single-occupant access to California HOV / Carpool lanes. Cars that meet these requirements were typically 100% battery electric or hydrogen (H2) fuel cell vehicles. The white sticker program also included certain alternative-fueled vehicles, such as those operating on compressed natural gas (CNG) and certified to California's most stringent emission standards, that also meet the United States Inherently Low Emission Vehicle or ILEV standard. Please see the above list for specific vehicles. Per AB 266, the expiration date for the white stickers was extended to January 1, 2019.

What does the new legislation that extended the program mean when it says “ or until federal authorization expires”?
States wishing to allow certain vehicles with a single occupant access to HOV lanes must have federal authorization to do this. To date, California has historically received this authority through the different federal transportation bills.

Do neighborhood electric vehicles qualify?
"Neighborhood" electric vehicles such as the GEM EV and the Think! Neighbor are ZEVs certified to the US DOT safety standards that only allow their use on roads with posted speed limits of 35 MPH or less. As such they cannot be issued the California HOV lane access sticker. These vehicles are not permitted to be used on ANY road or freeway with posted speed limits above 35 MPH REGARDLESS of the speed at which traffic may actually be operating.

How do I transfer a Clean Air Vehicle decal to my name or get a replacement sticker?
All decals remain with the vehicle they were originally issued to and cannot be transferred to any other vehicle. If you purchase a vehicle that has a decal, you may transfer the decal to your name. Refer to Frequently Asked Questions on the Department of Motor Vehicles website for more information.

 

Green Decal Green Clean Air Vehicle Decals: Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Green Clean Air Vehicle Decals are are no longer being issued, but are valid until January 1, 2019 (per AB 266). They were originally available to the first 40,000 applicants that purchased or leased cars meeting California's transitional zero emission vehicles (TZEV) requirement, also known as the enhanced advanced technology partial zero emission vehicle (AT PZEV)* requirement. Per SB 286, the expiration date for the green decals was extended to January 1, 2019. Per budget trailer bill, SB 853 (Statutes 2014, chapter 27), the green decal limit was increased by 15,000 to 55,000 decals effective July 1, 2014. Per AB 2013, effective January 1, 2015, an additional 15,000 decals were available for a new maximum of 70,000.  Per SB-838, and effective as of September 13, 2016, the Green Clean Air Vehicle Decal statutory limit was removed.

What models qualify?
Qualifying vehicles will be posted to this web page. In general, vehicles that meet the Transitional Zero Emission Vehicle or TZEV requirement qualify. These can include plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and hydrogen internal combustion engine (hydrogen ICE) vehicles. In order to be certified as an TZEV, PHEVs and hydrogen ICE vehicles must:

  • Meet California's most stringent tailpipe emission standard
  • Have zero evaporative emissions
  • Have a 15 yr/150K mile warranty on the emissions system and;
  • Have a 10 yr/150K warranty on the zero emission energy storage system.

Not all PHEV and hydrogen ICE vehicles will meet these requirements.

What does the new legislation that extended the program mean when it says “ or until federal authorization expires”?
States wishing to allow certain vehicles with a single occupant access to HOV lanes must have federal authorization to do this. To date, California has historically received this authority through the different federal transportation bills.

yellow decal Yellow Clean Air Vehicle Decals: Hybrid Vehicles

Under AB 2628, "Yellow Stickers" were issued to early models of qualifying hybrid vehicles allowing single occupant access to HOV/carpool lanes. These stickers were limited to the first 85,000 applicants. As of July 1, 2011, the program ended and Yellow Clean Air Vehicle stickers are no longer valid. HOV lane use by a Yellow Sticker vehicle, without the minimum required passengers, will subject the driver to a citation. Please note that these vehicles do not qualify for any other type of Clean Air Vehicle Sticker or decal.

 

Why did yellow hybrid vehicle stickers expire?
The California legislature limited the time of this early hybrid vehicle program to help promote and encourage the development of newer plug-in hybrid and other zero emissions technologies.

 

For additional information please contact the ARB Helpline at (800) 242-4450. To search all local, State and Federal Vehicle incentives, visit the incentives search on DriveClean.ca.gov.
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