Our easy-to-use benefits finder helps you find all the state-funded benefits you are eligible for, start your application process, and get into an affordable electric vehicle or other clean transportation that works for you. Everything you share is secure, and there's no credit check required.
We partner with community organizations across the state to help you learn about your clean energy and transportation options and get the support you need to apply.
Access Clean California brings together many state and regional clean transportation and energy programs to make sure you get all the benefits you qualify for. These programs are supported by California state funds to reduce air pollution.
Up to $4,500 in rebates after buying or leasing a new all-electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle.
Financial support for the purchase or lease of a new or used all-electric, plug-in hybrid, or hybrid vehicle, including a grant of up to $5,000 and a loan with affordable interest rates.
Provides no-cost solar energy systems for homeowners with low to moderate incomes. Save up to 80% on your electricity bill.
Clean Cars 4 All
Up to $9,500 to replace your old car with a new or used all-electric, plug-in hybrid, or hybrid vehicle or a public transit voucher. This state-funded program is administered independently by local air districts and benefits may vary by district.
Financial support for the purchase or lease of a new or used all-electric, plug-in hybrid, or hybrid vehicle, including a grant of up to $5,000 and a loan with affordable interest rates. Serves Bay Area, Sacramento, Santa Cruz and Yolo Counties.
A 100% electric car sharing program serving environmentally and economically disadvantaged communities in Los Angeles.
A free, membership-based electric car sharing program serving specific Sacramento communities.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why does the State of 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 the State of 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.