Due to the current COVID-19 situation it will take longer than usual to process and deliver EV-HOV decals. We ask for patience during this time.
Drivers and manufacturers can apply for electric vehicles to have access to HOV lanes in B.C. regardless of the number of passengers in the car.
Eligible vehicle criteria:
Owners of low emission vehicles can apply for a permit to drive in high occupancy vehicle lanes (HOV) on B.C. highways. You can also apply for a replacement if your decal was lost or damaged.
Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) may have their vehicles listed as eligible to travel in high occupancy vehicle lanes (HOV) on B.C. highways if they meet certain conditions.
Electric vehicles (EVs) displaying an official decal are allowed in high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes in British Columbia regardless of the number of passengers in the car, unless a sign is posted indicating otherwise.
Your vehicle make, model, year and fuel type will be checked against the eligible vehicle list before a permit will be issued.
The provincial government evaluates whether low emission vehicle models can become eligible for the Electric Vehicles in HOV Lanes Program.
Electric vehicles (EVs) displaying an official decal are allowed in provincial highway and municipal high occupancy vehicle lanes (HOV) in British Columbia regardless of the number of passengers in the car, unless a sign is posted indicating otherwise.
The following provincial highway HOV lanes are eligible for use by electric vehicles:
Manufacturers may benefit because consumers of clean energy vehicles in B.C. consider many factors, including access to High Occupancy Vehicle lanes.They may consult this list to inform their purchasing decision.
Drivers: Apply for a permit or replacement decal to drive in high occupancy vehicle lanes (HOV). Allow up to four weeks for processing.
The registration number and vehicle identification number (VIN) can be found on your ICBC vehicle registration form.
NOTE: This is a newly automated application system. If you have any problems with your application, contact the EV HOV office and have your ICBC vehicle registration available so we can assist you.
Manufacturers: Apply to have your vehicles listed as eligible to travel in HOV lanes