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How to Charge your Tesla for FREE (The good part of ownership!!)

jjrandorin

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Nov 28, 2018
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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".
 

elptxjc

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Dec 15, 2019
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Good to know; thanks. I thought maybe out-of-state plates didn't require a sticker, since no way I'd take the time to get one. But I'm rarely alone there, so not an issue; was just curious when I read about stickers. Thanks again guys.

And to contribute something to this thread, found a free charger in Ruidoso, NM (Hotel Ruidoso). It's the first one I find. I'd have to use it because my brother's cabin doesn't have an outlet in the garage (well, it has, but it's in the ceiling, and would require an extension), and there isn't any other charger around, except next door to that one, but they charge $10 a session.
 

Kevy Baby

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Aug 11, 2019
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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.
You only need a permit to ride SOLO in HOV lanes. If you have two people (driver + 1 passenger) or in some rare places three people, you are fine in the HOV lane.

There are some lanes that are HOV only during certain hours.

In California, there are some TOLL lanes (and roads) where you do need a Fastrak account, though they do allow you to pay the toll online after you've used the roads (not sure it applies for the lanes).

If it all sounds confusing, it is: don't drive in California :p
 
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