Voluntary Vehicle Retirement and Replacement Grants

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) administers the Clean Cars 4 All Program (Program) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality, and benefit low-income residents through the retirement and replacement of high-emission motor vehicles. The Program will be focused on funding projects for the voluntary early retirement and replacement from operation of passenger vehicles and light- and medium-duty trucks primarily in disadvantaged communities, when possible, as defined by the California Environmental Protection Agency. Compensation for low-income eligible applicants may not be less than $1,500 for retired vehicles and $2,500 for replacement vehicles. Compensation for other eligible applicants may not exceed $1,000 for retired vehicles or the compensation received by low-income recipients for replacement vehicles. Each replacement vehicle must either be a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) or zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) unless there is inadequate charging or refueling capabilities near the driver’s home or there is not an adequate supply of PHEVs or ZEVs in the region. Eligible applicants that have received funding for voluntary vehicle retirement under the California Bureau of Automotive Repair’s Consumer Assistance Program are eligible for vehicle replacement funding under the Program. For more information, see the CARB Clean Cars 4 All website.

(Reference Senate Bill 1230, 2022, California Health and Safety Code 44124.5-44125, and Assembly bill 126, 2023)

Jurisdiction: California

Type: Laws and Regulations

Enacted: Jan 1, 2018

Amended: Sep 16, 2022

Technologies: Fuel Economy / Efficiency

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