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Save money on gas and keep our air clean!

You can get up to $14,000 to help you buy or lease a new or used electric vehicle. Find these and other great clean energy benefits.

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We’ll show you which state-funded programs you qualify for so that you can apply with confidence.

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You’ll answer a few quick questions (anonymously) to see what programs you may be eligible for.

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We’ll help you choose the programs that best match your transportation needs.

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Get even more benefits to help keep our air clean

  • Power your home and car with no-cost solar energy from GRID Alternatives

    By providing solar electric systems at no cost to homeowners, GRID Alternatives’ Energy for All program is helping households replace gasoline with sunshine, saving them money and replacing local air pollution with clean energy. 

  • Plug into your own at-home charging station or get money to charge at public stations

    Many of the programs on this website offer additional money to help with the cost of charging. Depending on the program, you can get money to install a charger at your home or to use at public charging stations.

  • Get a discount on a local carshare program

    Have you heard of carsharing? It’s a service that lets you rent a nearby car for local trips, like getting groceries. Most programs charge by the hour. If you live in Los Angeles or Sacramento, you may be eligible for a discounted carshare membership.

  • Buy your car with a fair and transparent auto loan

    California has partnered with Beneficial State Bank to offer residents trusted auto loans. When you apply for one of the programs on this website, you can get financial assistance for your new or used electric car.

People in your community are driving clean cars, and so can you!

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I never thought that I would ever be able to afford a hybrid vehicle. Because of this program I now have a reliable vehicle to get to work and I save gas and help the environment.

— Anwar, Richmond

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What a wonderful program! I’m absolutely stoked to have gotten this support to afford an electric-powered car (with the gas-powered generator for long trips).

— Eli, Oakland

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Clean Cars for All really helped me and my family get into a green ultra-low emission vehicle, and for that I am happy and so is mother earth.

— Maria Rios, Hayward

Frequently Asked Questions

Why does the California care about cleaner cars?

California is serious about cleaning up our air. More than 90% of Californians breathe unhealthy air, mainly caused by pollution from cars’ exhaust pipes. This is bad for people's health and our economy. Electric cars help reduce pollution coming from our roads and help make our air cleaner. 

Why is California providing money for cleaner cars?

Clean energy technology like electric cars and solar panels can be costly up front but will save you money over time. That's why the State of California created different programs to help residents afford to make the switch.

Am I eligible for any of these programs?

You could be! Our benefits finder can help you learn more about California's clean energy and transportation programs and submit an application. Just answer a few questions to see if you’re eligible. 

If I check my eligibility will it hurt my credit score? 

No. Checking your eligibility won't hurt your credit at all. In fact, many of these programs are meant for people with low credit scores.