Chevrolet has confirmed to Green Car Reports the 2016 Volt will qualify for California High Occupancy Vehicle lane access. The first-generation Volt was initially not eligible for the California Clean Air Vehicle Decal required to enter the HOV lane with a single occupant, however changes made to the car in 2012 allowed Volt owners to apply for the sticker.
A recent photo tweeted out by someone who spotted the 2016 Volt used in the filming of Tomorowland at General motors’ Test Track exhibit in Disney World showed the 2016 Volt with a HOV lane sticker on it. GCR assumed Chevy wouldn’t stick the second-generation Volt with the sticker in the movie if it didn’t qualify for it in real life, so they inquired with Chevy just to make sure. Soon after, Michelle Malcho of Chevrolet Communications confirmed that yes, you can drive the new Volt in the HOV lane by yourself.
Many residents of California deal with heavy traffic on a day-to-day basis, making the green Clean Air Vehicle Decal a godsend for some commuters. However 63,255 stickers have already been handed out, and the state is only ever making a total of 70, so new Volt owners better act quick and apply for the sticker once they take ownership of their cars later this year.