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: Injury Collision Closes All Northbound Lanes of Hwy 101 in San Francisco
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: 49ers Playoffs: Die-Hard Fans Offer Sendoff, Head To Frigid Green Bay For Showdown Vs. Packers
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: Livemore Man Arrested in Series of Sexual Battery Attacks on Female Joggers
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