Replace

Own a 1999 or older high polluting car that you’re willing to give up?

Get money from the Valley Air District to replace your older, high-polluting vehicle with a newer vehicle or upgrade to a hybrid or electric vehicle. The program is limited to vehicle owners residing in the jurisdiction of the San Joaquin Air Pollution Control District who meet the income and vehicle requirements.

Funding Options

Use the incentive calculator to estimate your potential funding level.

  • Replacement Vehicle Types
  • Conventional – Gas powered vehicle meeting program fuel economy standards (example Honda Accord)
  • Hybrid 20+ - Gas powered and electric motor vehicle with fuel economy from 20 MPG – 34 MPG (example Toyota Camry hybrid)
  • Hybrid 35+ - Gas powered and electric motor vehicle with fuel economy with at least 35 MPG (example Toyota Prius hybrid)
  • PHEV/EV - Plug In Hybrid Electric Vehicle utilizes power from a battery and an onboard gas powered generator (example Chevy Volt); Electric Vehicle is purely powered by a battery charged from an external electrical source ( example Nissan Leaf)
Incentive Calculator
How Does The Funding Work?

The Valley Air District's Replace program is available to individuals whose household income is at or below 400 percent of federal poverty level (FPL). Additionally, residents living in disadvantaged communities that choose to purchase a hybrid, plug-in hybrid or zero-emission vehicle can receive a higher funding amount. The tables below indicate the funding available based on the type of vehicle you intend to purchase, your household income and whether you live in a DAC zip code. The incentive calculator above can estimate your potential funding level.

Funding Levels in Disadvantaged Communities
FPL: 225% 300% 400%
Conventional $4,000
Hybrid 20+ $6,500
Hybrid 35+ $7,000 $5,000
PHEV / EV $9,500 $7,500 $5,500
Funding Levels in All Other Communities
FPL: 225% 300% 400%
Conventional $4,000
Hybrid 20+ $4,000
Hybrid 35+ $4,500 $3,500
PHEV / EV $4,500 $3,500 $2,500

Eligibility & Application

Answer the questions to confirm your eligibility and get your application started.

Check Your Eligibility
Do you own a 1999 or older, polluting vehicle that can not pass smog?
Have you received a Tune In Tune Up voucher for this vehicle or has it failed an emissions test?
You are not eligible to submit an application for Drive Clean in The San Joaquin Replacement
You are not eligible to submit an application for Drive Clean in The San Joaquin Replacement
You are eligible to submit an application for Drive Clean in The San Joaquin!
Next steps:
  1. Submit application.
  2. Receive approval based on verified information provided by the applicant.
  3. Shop for new vehicle
  4. Complete purchase of new vehicle & retire the old vehicle.
Restrictions:

Replacement funding cannot be combined with the Drive Clean in the San Joaquin Rebate funding, however, new car purchases may be eligible for the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project provided by the California Air Resources Board through the California Center for Sustainable Energy.

Only one car replacement is allowed per household, per lifetime.

If you wish to surrender a vehicle that has used already participated in the Repair program, you must wait 12 months following the repair and show proof of continued emissions failure.

Private party purchases do not qualify.