Trade in your gas-powered car for an EV with the “Clean Cars for All” grant program
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) is inviting eligible Bay Area residents to apply for the “Clean Cars for All” grant program, which provides incentives to retire older vehicles and replace them with clean air vehicles, or preloaded Clipper Cards for use on public transit.
Residents may choose one of the following clean air transportation options to replace their qualifying vehicle:
- Battery Electric Vehicles. These vehicles run solely on an electric motor, which is powered by a battery that can be recharged via an outlet or charging station.
- Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles. These vehicles combine an electric motor with a gasoline engine. Plug-In Hybrid batteries are recharged by the gasoline-powered engine during braking. They can also be recharged via an outlet or charging station.
- Hybrid Electric Vehicles. These vehicles also combine an electric motor with a gasoline engine. However, they cannot be plugged in to an outlet or charging station. The gasoline-powered engine acts as a generator which recharges the battery.
- Clipper Cards. These cards are preloaded with up to $7,500 and can be used for public transportation in all major Bay Area transit systems.
Program participants receive, on average, incentives valuing $7,500, with a maximum of $9,500 available depending on an applicant’s level of eligibility. Participants must live in the Bay Area and their household must full under certain size and income thresholds. Additionally, the vehicle being replaced must be at least 15 years old and registered in California.
For more information about the program and eligibility requirements, please visit www.baaqmd.gov/cleancarsforall.