Schwarzenegger lets hybrid cars into the fast lane


SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Hybrid cars received a boost on Thursday when California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation allowing certain gas-electric automobiles into high-occupancy commuter lanes with just one occupant. The law allows drivers of hybrid cars such as the Toyota Prius, the Honda Civic Hybrid and Honda Insight onto the state's 1,100 miles of highway lanes reserved for cars carrying two or three people during rush hour. "The governor's action today brings ...

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