Beginning today, gas-electric hybrid vehicles are banned from driving solo in California's carpool lanes. Now the only cars allowed solo in carpool lanes are the white-stickered all-electric or natural gas-powered cars. Will the new law translate to an increased demand for all-electric cars? How are hybrid drivers coping with the change?
Hitting the Brakes on Hybrids in the Carpool Lane
John Swanton, air pollution specialist with the California Air Resources Board
Michael Omotoso, senior manager of hybrid and electric vehicle forecasting with J.D. Power and Associates, an independent market research firm
Mark Duvall, director of electric transportation with the Electric Power Research Institute
Christina Fragomeni, Leaf sales specialist with San Leandro Nissan
Patrick Wang, owner of the first Chevy Volt sold in the Bay Area and author of the blog, MyChevroletVolt.com