Of course, when you drive a Volt, you can drive in the HOV lanes with only one person, as Tom Blumer at BizzyBlog reports:
Silly me. I thought “HOV” when used in connection with expressway traffic meant “High Occupancy Vehicle.” Apparently not, now that California is allowing a 2012 version of the Chevy Volt to use HOV lanes, even by drivers who have no passengers. Maybe the acronym really stands for “Haughty Obama Vehicles.” Or “Hapless Odd Vehicles.” Or “Have-to Offload (these slow-selling) Vehicles.” I’m sure readers can do better.
As would be expected, no one in the press seems to be noticing (or is pretending not to notice) the irony of letting politically favored driver-only vehicles into lanes which were originally designed to encourage people to carpool.
One upside: At least the drivers sitting stalled in those slow lanes won’t have to worry about having a nearby Volt catching fire and having it spread to them.
You can read the rest of Tom's post here.