Thursday, August 01, 2019

The Air District is hosting the Clean Cars for All electric vehicle showcase on Saturday, August 10, in Oakland.

Spare the Air Status

The event will include a short presentation about the Clean Cars for All grant program, which provides up to $9,500 for low-income members of communities disproportionally affected by air pollution to retire older vehicles and replace them with a hybrid, plug-in hybrid or electric vehicle, or get a Clipper Card for public transit. Additionally, electric vehicles will be on display with testimonials from electric vehicle owners, and there will be on-site assistance to complete a Clean Cars for All application.

Clean Cars for All: Electric Vehicle Showcase

Saturday, August 10
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
DeFremery Park
1651 Adeline Street

Residents can submit a grant application for the Clean Cars for All program at the event, but can also apply online at or by calling GRID Alternatives at 855-256-3656.

Applicants must live in a designated, eligible community in the Bay Area and their household income must fall under a specified limit based on their household size. A list of eligible zip codes is available here. In addition, the vehicle to be scrapped must be model year 1996 or earlier. Bay Area residents may check the program website or complete an application to verify their eligibility for the program.

The average clean vehicle costs $22,000 and the Clean Cars for All incentive ranges from $2,500 to $9,500. The amount of money received from the Clean Cars for All program is based on the household size and income, and the choice of replacement vehicle. The average Clean Cars for All incentive is $7,500. The average loan financing for purchasing a replacement vehicle is $14,500. The program also offers up to $2,000 for home vehicle charging equipment and installation for residents that purchase a plug-in hybrid or electric vehicle.

Clean Cars for All is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program 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.

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is the regional agency responsible for protecting air quality in the nine-county Bay Area. Connect with the Air District via Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

View press release.

Last Updated: 8/1/2019