Voluntary Vehicle Retirement Incentives - San Joaquin Valley and South Coast

Archived: 11/14/2023

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD) and the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) administer Enhanced Fleet Modernization Program (EFMP) Pilot Retire and Replace programs, providing incentives to replace a vehicle eligible for retirement with a more fuel-efficient vehicle. Used vehicles must be no more than eight years old and applicants must live in the San Joaquin Valley or South Coast air basins. Eligible replacement vehicles must meet a minimum fuel economy average by model year or average at least 35 miles per gallon (mpg). Alternative fuel vehicles are also eligible, including hybrid electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV), all-electric electric vehicles (EVs), and fuel cell electic vehicles (FCEVs). Funding for alternative transportation mobility options, such as public transportation or car sharing, is also available in lieu of purchasing another vehicle. The incentive amounts vary by income level as compared to the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) and replacement vehicle type. All eligible applicants must have a household income that is at or below 400% of the FPL. Incentive amounts are available in the following amounts

Applicant Location Fuel Economy greater than 35 mpg PHEV EVs and FCEVs
Underserved Communities $7,000 $11,500 $12,000
Non-Undeserved Communities $7,000 $9,500 $10,000

For more information, including eligible vehicles and applicable requirements, see the California Air Resources Board EFMP, SJVAPCD Drive Clean, and South Coast AQMD Replace Your Ride websites.

(Reference California Health and Safety Code 44062.3 and 44125)

Jurisdiction: California

Type: State Incentives

Enacted: Apr 9, 2015

Technologies: EVs, Fuel Economy / Efficiency, HEVs, Other, PHEVs

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