I heard today on my drive home that legislation was passed today that would address I big concern of mine - that EVs and other cars with "white stickers" for HOV access will lose such privileges when the new toll lanes are activated on the I-10 and 110. Last year there was some talk of how cars with multiple occupants would not have to pay the toll to gain access, but those with white stickers would not enjoy such benefits - even though we generally have this privilege on non-toll HOV lanes. These toll lanes are scheduled to go live later this year, and judging by the state of things on the 110 it seems that things are on schedule.
Well the good news is that today that mess was cleaned up and we will continue to enjoy the HOV access privilege, or at least that is what was reported on NPR. I googled it and this is not yet easily found/verified online, but that was what I heard.
I had also followed this issue on a Nissan Leaf owner board, and there apparently was legislation that required that we keep this privilege, but apparently that has now been clarified. I understand that we will need to have the transponders but we can have them set to indicate that we are eligible, so we will not be charged the toll.