Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption

Permitted PEVs may operate in Maryland HOV lanes regardless of the number of occupants. Qualified PEVs must have a maximum speed capability of at least 65 miles per hour. To operate in HOV lanes, PEV owners must obtain a permit, not to exceed $20, from the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA). Each year the MVA and the State Highway Administration must report PEV use in HOV lanes to the governor. This exemption expires September 30, 2019. For more information, see the HOV Permit Issuance for PEVs page. (Reference Maryland Statutes, Transportation Code 25-108 and 21-314)