In addition to achieving an EPA-rated 21 miles of electric range, Ford now has another thing to celebrate about its new C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid. California customers of the new compact MPV will get full rights to use carpool lanes with or without an additional passenger.
In addition to HOV lane privileges and excellent EV range, California buyers will also be able to potentially save $5,250 off the C-Max Energi's 32,950 MSRP ($1,500 state tax rebate and $3,750 from the federal government).
C-MAX Energi joins the HOV approved list along with these other 2013 models:
Gallery: HOV Lane Approved Vehicles