After your application is approved, you can shop for a newer, cleaner car at one of our authorized dealers.

We will give the dealer the check for the down payment. The amount of incentive check that you receive is dependent on your income level and the type of new vehicle you purchase. Cleaner vehicles receive higher incentives! We encourage our customers to upgrade to the cleanest models possible. New vehicles must be 2015 or newer and meet our MPG requirements. See our FAQ page for more details.

We will collect your old car for retirement on the day that you take home your new vehicle. All retirement cars are destroyed and recycled so that they are no longer able to pollute our Valley air!


Current Vehicle
Model year 2006 or older (2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, etc…)
Gas powered
Has resided in CA for the  past 2 years
Under your ownership for at least 6 months

Household income must be at or below 400% of federal poverty level. We use a copy of your tax return or W-2 for your most recent year to determine household income and number of persons in household.

You must reside within the jurisdiction of the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District. Approved “Disadvantaged Community” zip codes may receive higher incentives. Many neighborhoods in the Valley are designated as DAC – please contact us to find out if your address qualifies.


1.      2  years of vehicle registration
(2020 through present if you have it)

2.     2  years of vehicle insurance
(2020 through present if you have it)

3.     Vehicle Title
→ You must have owned your car for at least 6 months
→ Needs to be under your name for at least 6 months

4.     First 2 pages of 2020 1040 tax return
→ You can cover the SSN, we don’t need it

5.     First page of current PG&E or SoCal Edison bill
→ It does not have to be under your name

6.     Valid CA Driver’s License

EVSE (Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment)
Individuals who have participated in the Vehicle Replacement Program may qualify for up to $2,000 for a home level 2 charger installation. Eligible installation costs include permitting, site assessment fees, labor, level 2 charger purchase, and site upgrades for safe installations.

Requirements to Qualify:

  • Participants must have purchased either a Full Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) or a Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV).
  • Participants must reside in a single-family home, condo/townhome, multifamily home, or mobile home. Note: apartments do not qualify. 
  • Participants must sign a customer agreement in which they agree to the installation process.
  • Participants must have the landlord sign the homeowner agreement if they are renters.
  • You may apply for this program during your in-person Vehicle Replacement transaction, or you can get a head start and contact our team after having your check approved for your upcoming Vehicle Replacement transaction. We will assist you with starting your application.


Contact Information:
(559) 374-7465
(209) 640-5436


If you qualify for a plug-in replacement vehicle, we will help you apply for other rebates that you are eligible through your utility provider! Our team will guide you through the application and send it in for you. You must live at an address covered by PG&E or SCE to apply. Call 559-404-0255 for more information.


→ Email us at:

→ Call us at:
(209) 808-2939
(559) 852-9282
(661) 372-4112

Drive Clean in the San Joaquin is a program of the Valley Air District.