SACRAMENTO (CBS/AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law several bills designed to boost use of clean-air vehicles in California.
One bill signed Sunday allows 15,000 additional electric and partial zero-emissions vehicles, or 70,000 total vehicles, to get green stickers that allow driving in carpool lanes even when solo.READ MORE: Peloton Tread+ Owners Told to Stop Using Treadmill in 'Urgent Warning' From Gov't Agency
Another requires freeway high-occupancy toll lane operators to allow clean air vehicles to drive for free or reduced rates. Such roads exist in Orange and Riverside counties, and the San Francisco area.READ MORE: Father, Child Die In Early Morning Oakland Fire; Deaths Being Investigated As Homicides
Another bill requires a property owner, rather than the person leasing it, to install an electric vehicle charging station and its infrastructure in most cases.
California makes up 40 percent of the nation’s electric vehicle sales and the governor’s press office says it surpassed more than 100,000 sold earlier this month.MORE NEWS: Woman Dies in Saturday-Morning Rollover Crash on I-580 in Oakland
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