Vehicle Replacement

Are You Eligible?

Take this quiz to find out if you qualify for vehicle replacement. Your current car must be 1999 or older and fail emissions.

Apply Now!

Check your eligibility and apply for vehicle replacement on our new online application!

Meet us in person

Want to speak directly to a representative? Come visit us at one of our week night events!

What is Vehicle Replacement?

The Drive Clean in the San Joaquin program will help you to replace your old vehicle with a newer, cleaner model! If you think that you qualify for the program, the first step is to apply here.

Bring your current vehicle to one of our Saturday Tune In & Tune Up events for a FREE emissions test. Once you obtain proof of emissions failure, you can submit an application!

You can also attend one of our week-night events  to drop off your application materials and speak directly with our team.

After your application is approved, you can shop for a newer, cleaner car at one of our authorized dealers. We will  write 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 2013 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:

  • Operational
  • Recently failed smog/emissions test (within last 6 months)
  • Gas powered
  • Model year 1999 or older (1999, 1998, 1997...)
  • 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.


Required Documents

1. Voucher from the event or recent failed emissions test (within last 6 months)
2. 2 years registration (2018 – present)
3. 2 years proof of insurance (2018 – present)
4. Vehicle title
5. First 2 pages of 2019 1040 tax return (You can mask the SSN – we don’t need it!)
6. First page of current PG&E or SoCal Edison bill
7. Driver’s License

Other Incentives

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.


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  • Call us at: 209-451-8987 or 209-808-2939 or 661-372-4112.
  • Visit our FAQ page here.