Driving Clean Assistance Program
Residents of Sacramento, Yolo, Santa Cruz, and Bay Area counties and certain California Native American tribes can get help buying or leasing a new or used electric or hybrid vehicle, including up to $5,000 off, a loan with affordable interest rates, and money for home or public charging.
Type of incentive
Vehicle discount at purchase
Can be used for
Bay Area counties, Sacramento, Santa Cruz, Yolo
After your application is approved, you will need to accept the loan within 5 days. Once you have accepted your loan, you will have 30 days to use the loan to purchase an electric car.
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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
  • Relevant expenses: Copies of relevant expenses, such as your lease and utility bills
  • Proof of income: Copies of your recent pay stubs or other proof of income
  • Bank statements: Copies of your recent bank statements
  • Educational component: Certificate of completion of online educational courses (shared by the program)
  • Letter: A letter, typed or written, expressing your financial need from the program
  • Two references

Note: you will have the opportunity to receive the charging and loan benefits once you have submitted your application.