Clean Cars for All - Bay Area

This program offers 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.

Type of incentive

Grant with trade-In

Transportation grant with trade-in

Charging grant

Can be used for

Lease new vehicle

Lease used vehicle

Purchase new vehicle

Purchase used vehicle


Limited Areas


The amount of time it takes to get your application approved can vary. The more complete your application is, the faster it can be approved. You can check the status of your application on the program's website.


This program is currently accepting applications.

Required documents

To complete your application and receive your benefits, you will have to submit the following documentation:

  • Photo ID - A picture or scanned copy of your valid California driver’s license
  • Proof of residency - if your driver’s license does not reflect your current address
  • Proof of income - A copy of your most recent federal tax return (IRS form 1040)
    • If you did not file taxes, you may still apply. You will be required to provide additional documentation, including an IRS form 4506-T submitted directly to the IRS
  • W-9 - A completed W-9 form
  • Car title - A copy of your current car title
  • Proof of registration - A copy of your current car registration from the DMV that shows the car has been registered in California for at least two years
    • If your car is not currently registered, you can share insurance or Automotive Repair Dealer-issued documentation that shows the car has been operated in California for at least two years

Note: you will have the opportunity to receive the charging benefit once you have submitted your application.