Eligible Vehicles

Learn about the types of vehicles you can purchase or lease to replace your old vehicle under the Clean Cars for All program.

Types of Vehicles

You can purchase or lease the following types of vehicles to replace your old vehicle:

Vehicle types: hybrid electric, plug-in hybrid, battery electric

Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs) combine an electric motor with a gasoline engine. These vehicles cannot be "plugged-in" to be "recharged.” The gasoline-powered motor also acts as a generator to recharge batteries on hybrids.

Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) combine an electric motor with a gasoline engine. PHEV batteries are recharged by the gasoline-powered motor during braking and by plugging into an outlet or charging station.

Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) operate solely on their electric motor. BEV batteries are recharged by plugging into an outlet or charging station.

Still unsure what vehicle is right for you? Review this handout to learn more about each type of vehicle.

Examples of Qualifying Vehicles

For Dealers

Clean Cars for All helps low-income residents in environmentally disadvantaged areas turn in their older vehicle to purchase a new or used hybrid or electric vehicle. Grants up to $9,500 are available for hybrids and electric vehicles.

Please contact us if you are a dealership in the Bay Area interested in participating in the Clean Cars for All program - we invite you to join our network.

Tin Le
Staff Specialist, Technology Implementation

415.749.8666

GRID Alternatives

855.256.3656