Helping individuals like you access affordable clean vehicles
Grants for California residents that qualify as lower-income
The Clean Vehicle Assistance Program provides grants and affordable financing to help low-income Californians purchase a new or used hybrid or electric vehicle. Our goal is to make clean vehicles accessible and affordable to all who qualify.
The Clean Vehicle Assistance Program is funded by California Climate Investments, a statewide initiative that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy and improving public health and the environment—particularly in disadvantaged communities.
Who is Eligible?
Our grant program is for California residents who meet the income threshold. You can check your eligibility now.
Grants are for new or used clean vehicles. You can get a $2,500 grant for a hybrid vehicle or a $5,000 grant for a plug-in hybrid or electric vehicle. Battery electric vehicles can also include a charging unit and its home installation.
How Do Grants Work?
Grants do not need to be repaid. If you qualify for a grant and purchase a new or used hybrid or electric vehicle, the grant will be given to the dealer to lower the overall cost of the vehicle. You must receive an Approval Packet prior to purchasing a vehicle to receive the grant.
To get a clean vehicle grant with fair financing there are 3 simple steps
1. Complete an application to verify your eligibility.
2. Secure a loan through our trusted financial partner.
3. Select your new or used hybrid or electric vehicle.
Find A Car That Works For You.
Here are a few examples of hybrid and electric vehicles that are eligible for purchase with a clean vehicle assistance grant.