While California’s electric vehicle down-payment assistance programs are not currently accepting new applications, they are anticipated to re-open later this year (timeframe subject to change). EV Equity Program staff can help you get prepared today so you are ready to submit your application as soon as the programs open.
Find your path to driving electric
Are you thinking of buying a car but haven’t considered an electric vehicle (EV) because you think they’re too expensive, or have limited range or charging options in your community?
The EV Equity Program can help you plug-in to up to $20,750 in down payment assistance, rebates and tax credits to buy or lease a new EV with the range and charging options that work for you!
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Learn about the difference of driving an EV vs. a gas vehicle, types and locations of EV chargers, cost of operating and charging an EV, and incentives.
Our website provides a list of EVs eligible for state incentives and connects you with resources to help find a vehicle that will fit your budget and lifestyle.
We partner with local lenders who can provide vehicle financing education and offer low-interest EV loans to individuals with lower credit.
We get to know you and your unique needs to create a personalized roadmap and help you apply for various state and local EV incentives.
The EV Equity Program is here to ensure that you maximize your savings by simplifying the incentive application process. As part of this free program, you will have access to a personalized approach to help you choose the right EV for you! These incentives might not be here forever.
Submit your form today to take advantage of state and local incentives!
Eligibility for California’s equity based incentive programs
How will you know if you’re eligible to apply for California’s EV incentive programs?
Eligibility for California needs based incentives are determined by:
You must be a resident of one of the following San Joaquin Valley counties. (Kern County residents must reside in the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District).
Your gross annual income must fall under the following income criteria:
The San Joaquin Valley has some of the worst air quality in the United States. Making the switch to an electric vehicle reduces transportation emissions, the largest source of air