Vehicle Replacement

ANNOUNCEMENT
2006 and older vehicles are now eligible for the program and smog requirements no longer apply. Please note that the online application and VAD website are still being updated to reflect this change. Instead, we can process your application and documents directly through text, email, or hard copies at an event.

VEHICLE REPLACEMENT PROGRAM

The Drive Clean in the San Joaquin program will help you to replace your old vehicle with a newer, cleaner model!

→  We recommend connecting with our team by text, phone call, or email so that they can assist you with your application.(209) 808-2939(559) 852-9282(661) 372-4112
veronica@valleycan.org 

→ You can start an online application here.

→ You can also attend a vehicle replacement event to receive in-person assistance and drop off your paperwork.


HOW IT WORKS

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 2014 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!


ELIGIBILITY

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

Income
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.

Residence
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.


REQUESTED DOCUMENTS

1.      2  years of vehicle registration
         (2019 through present if you have it)

2.     2  years of vehicle insurance
        (2019 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


“I found this program really beneficial because my truck had so many smog issues and was terrible on gas. Then they helped me find my new car, the Chevy Bolt, which is an electric car. This program helped me so much and I recommend it to anyone that has an old vehicle that has poor emissions and is looking to help clear pollution.”

DANIEL — CERES, CA

ADDITIONAL 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.


QUESTIONS?

→ Email us at:  veronica@valleycan.org

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

→ Visit our FAQ page here.


DRIVE CLEAN IN THE SAN JOAQUIN IS A PROGRAM OF THE VALLEY AIR DISTRICT.