So do you need a permit to ride on HOV lanes? Just curious, since there aren't any where I live. But want to know if I can use them in Cali, or other places when alone. Thx.
Yes, you need the stickers (unless you want to take the chance on getting an expensive ticket). You might not get caught, but it seemed if the question was "can I legally drive in CA carpool lanes with just an EV without applying for the stickers" and the answer is "no".