Media Contacts

Stephen Smart

Press Secretary
Office of the Premier
778 389-6202

Government Communications and Public Engagement

Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
250 356-8241

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Electric vehicles and HOV lanes

Effective immediately, electric vehicles displaying an official decal are allowed in high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes in British Columbia regardless of the number of passengers in the car, unless a sign is posted indicating otherwise.

Eligible vehicles include:

  • Battery electric vehicle
  • Fuel cell vehicle
  • Plug in hybrid electric vehicle
  • Extended range electric vehicle

Your vehicle make, model, year and fuel type will be checked against the eligible vehicle list maintained by British Columbia’s Clean Energy Vehicle Program to confirm eligibility. To view the eligibility list: https://www.cevforbc.ca/eligible-vehicles

Download the HOV-electric vehicle permit application form:
http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/forms/getFile.aspx?formId=1367.

Media Contacts

Government Communications and Public Engagement

Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
250 356-8241