Replace Your Ride

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. Open to residents of Orange County and parts of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

Type of incentive

Grant with trade-In

Transportation grant with trade-in

Charging rebate

Can be used for

Lease new vehicle

Lease used vehicle

Purchase new vehicle

Purchase used vehicle


Limited Areas


After you apply it will take up to 6 weeks to find out if you are approved. You can check your application status on the program’s website.


This program is not 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 (IRS form 1040) or state (California Form 540) tax return
    • The program may accept other forms of government-issued documentation to determine household income and number of persons in household on a case-by-case basis
  • Car title - A copy of your current car title that shows you have owned your car for at least 12 months
  • 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.