EV Equity Programs

EV Equity Program

The EV Equity Program is helping residents across the Valley understand the environmental and economic benefits of driving an Electric Vehicle and access available EV purchase incentives. The Program provides one-on-one assistance, helping individuals apply for up to $12,000 in state clean vehicle grants available to lower-income consumers. The Program also educates residents about the different types of electric vehicles, charging, range, maintenance, cost to operate and other important issues. The Program works closely with affiliated partners who can help with credit repair and low-interest loan approval. The Program also works closely with the Clean Vehicle Empowerment Collaborative (see below) to conduct outreach in disadvantaged communities.

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The EV Equity Program has reached capacity for this incentive funding round, and is not assisting new clients until California's down payment program receives more funding. To ensure you're ready for the next funding cycle, please visit our Get Started page.

Down Payment Assistance Available

The Clean Vehicle Assistance Program (CVA Program) provides 'grants" and affordable financing to help income-qualified Californians purchase or lease a new or used clean vehicle. CVA Program grants provide up to $7,500 toward the down-payment of your new clean vehicle.

Down Payment Assistance & Post-Purchase Rebates Available

The Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) promotes clean vehicle adoption by offering down-payment assistance and post-purchase rebates of up to $7,500 for the purchase or lease of a new electric vehicle.

Post-Purchase Rebates Available

The Valley Air District's Drive Clean Rebate Program provides up to $3,000 in rebates to Valley residents for the purchase or lease of a new electric vehicle.

Clean Transportation Outreach

    the Clean Vehicle Empowerment Collaborative is a coalition of community-based organizations conducting coordinated EV outreach in lower-income and disadvantaged communities. Outreach includes coordinated marketing, education and engagement with 1) lower-income residents about electric vehicles and 2) local governments and businesses about electric vehicle charging infrastructure incentives (CALeVIP), with the goal of bringing both to communities across the San Joaquin Valley.

    Take a glance at the journey of people from your community who have gone through our EV Equity Program and have successfully acquired a new electric vehicle.

      Cynthia Tovar

      Fresno County

      Graciela Deniz

      Fresno County

      Joshua Arreola

      Tulare County