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Electric vehicles and HOV Lanes

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:

Download the HOV/EV permit application form at this link: