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    California Offers Up To $9,500 To Purchase Used Or New Electric Vehicle

    January 5th, 2020 by Cynthia Shahan

    I understand income barriers. So, bravo to California for helping those who want to change afford to change. California’s new electric vehicle (EV) incentives for the lower income help them improve air quality and fight climate change by going electric. They can now get $9,500 in EV incentives in certain regions, or even $14,000 if you add in state incentives and all requirements are met.

    Lawmakers in California want to ensure that electric vehicles are accessible to all. In particular, the incentives in this case focus on lower-income motorists in disadvantaged communities. The scheme help to protect the fresh air in those neighborhoods in two ways. With this incentive program, participants must also rid themselves and all of us of it of an older, polluting vehicle — scrap it altogether.

    “Moving California” shares more information:

    “The Clean Cars 4 All program (formerly known as the Enhanced Fleet Modernization Plus-Up Program – EFMP+) helps get lower-income consumers into cleaner technology vehicles by retiring their older, higher-polluting vehicle and upgrading to a cleaner vehicle. Participants also have the option to replace their older vehicle for alternative mobility options such as public transit passes. The program is limited to vehicle owners residing in participating air districts, and those who meet income and vehicle requirements.”

    The incentives are up to a whopping $9,500 towards the purchase of a new or used plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), fully battery electric vehicle (BEV), or fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV).

    I appreciate the second choice as well: if you decide to go car free, you can choose up to $7,500 in incentives to access public, private, and shared mobility options. And here is something you really don’t see that often: “The highest incentive amount under this program is for participants with the lowest income, living in a disadvantaged community, and that choose the cleanest vehicle technology.”

    The Clean Cars 4 All program + eligibility
    The program is implemented through participating air districts. Eligibility and incentive amounts are based on your household income level, where you reside, and the replacement vehicle you choose.

    For more information related to program specifics and eligibility, please visit participating air district official program pages:

    South Coast Area (which includes the Los Angeles area) — Replace Your Ride
    San Joaquin Valley — Drive Clean in the San Joaquin
    Bay Area — Clean Cars For All
    Sacramento Area — Clean Cars 4 All
    California has many highways producing rather large air quality problems, but the state has been working to reverse this longstanding problem for quite some time. California also has a history of incentive programs to do away with older, more polluting vehicles. Assembly Bill 630 by Assemblyman Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) was passed in 2017 and established the Clean Cars 4 All program, thanks to modifying an existing program. The existing program included “scrap and replace.” The program originated due to landmark legislation passed in 2007.

    “Moving California is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of cap-and-trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy and improving public health and the environment—particularly in disadvantaged communities.”

    The legislative body is walking the talk with direct aid to replace pollution-blowing older cars with cleaner cars or providing money for another clean mobility option.

    While $7,500 is available for regional public transit systems, there’s also an electric bike and bikeshare option in 2020 — “with the signing of Senate Bill 400 by State Senator Thomas J. Umberg (D – Orange County), participants will be able to broaden their options next year by purchasing electric bikes and bike-share memberships.”

    Bay Area
    “The Clean Cars for All program in the Bay Area started in March and has assisted nearly 200 people who were driving old beaters, including some that date to the 1980s,” said Rebecca Fisher with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District that is administering the program.

    Rachel Swan’s article about the program offers a personal glimpse into the experience of Ignacio Hernandez, an East Oakland resident who purchased a 2016 Ford C-Max Energi, a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, with the help of a $9,500 grant from the program. He did have to completely scrap his 1996 Toyota Camry.

    As an extra program boost, participants can be awarded up to $2,000 for EV chargers. With that, why not start now to join the plug-in life. It’s a kinder one.

    Sacramento
    “The Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District held a media launch for its Clean Cars 4 All program on August 7 in Sacramento. The full start comes in early 2020,” Planetizen writes.

    Gooddaysacramento, CBS 13 reported: “It has about $5 million to dole out to approximately 400 people. Their goal is to get gas guzzlers off the road. But the catch? Your car has to be functioning and at least 15 years old. According to the DMV, nine million cars that drive on California roads are 15 years or older.”

    The CBS affiliate included a news video in its report on the new program.

    Getting the $9,500 maximum + other federal & state incentives can = $14,000
    Aside from the subsidies notes above, low- and moderate-income consumers can be eligible for a $2,500 state rebate bonus for a new EV, on top of the standard $2,000 rebate for battery-electric vehicles. Eligibility is based on federal poverty levels. $14,000 in subsidies can sure help you to get a good EV.

    https://cleantechnica.com/2020/01/05...ome-motorists/
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    Re: California Offers Up To $9,500 To Purchase Used Or New Electric Vehicle

    so a program to remove a 4 - 5 K car from low income people and replace it with a new car with $500 per MONTH PAYMENTS

    second what is the rapid charger situation in these "low income" areas look like as a LOT of people RENT and are landlords going to FOOT the bill for a EVSE to be installed?

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    Re: California Offers Up To $9,500 To Purchase Used Or New Electric Vehicle

    What a waste of taxpayers money. Why don't they spend that money wisely, and help the homeless.

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    What a waste of taxpayers money. Why don't they spend that money wisely, and help the homeless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DreadNaughty View Post
    What a waste of taxpayers money. Why don't they spend that money wisely, and help the homeless.
    Because they can't afford cutting through the bureaucracy and permitting process to build "affordable" housing. At least poop apps are free in Sanfranny!!
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    Re: California Offers Up To $9,500 To Purchase Used Or New Electric Vehicle

    How do they pass a program like this when the state has so much debt?

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    Debt?

    It's a liberally run state remember. Debt=their fake news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    How do they pass a program like this when the state has so much debt?
    All this wealth will cancel the debt!!!!! It looks to me like it was designed for po folk to buy used electrics, bolstering that market via the brilliance of Central Planning courtesy of Sacramento, and jump-starting another Cash For Clunkers dollar drain from the imaginary state coffers.

    When insane people run states, bad things happen.

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    When you live in a delusional Alice In Wonderland dream world, when up is down and down is up and debt is wealth and capitalism is evil, reality has no meaning.
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    Re: California Offers Up To $9,500 To Purchase Used Or New Electric Vehicle

    Is some of that $9500 coming out of Governor Moonbeam's back pocket?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mentat Bashar View Post
    Is some of that $9500 coming out of Governor Moonbeam's back pocket?
    No, it's coming out of John Q. Public's front and back pockets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1958carnut View Post
    No, it's coming out of John Q. Public's front and back pockets.
    So generous with other peoples' money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neanderthal View Post
    So generous with other peoples' money.
    It's all fun and games until they run out of other peoples money and end up like Venezuela and others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richmond2000 View Post
    so a program to remove a 4 - 5 K car from low income people and replace it with a new car with $500 per MONTH PAYMENTS

    second what is the rapid charger situation in these "low income" areas look like as a LOT of people RENT and are landlords going to FOOT the bill for a EVSE to be installed?
    As long as they're doling out dough, why not provide incentives for landlords to install charging capabilities? I'd bet 90% of the people who quality as "low income" rent their living accommodations.

    The voters in California have only themselves to blame for going bankrupt. No wonder so many of them are moving out.

    For cryin' out loud, let EVs succeed on their own!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rand49er View Post
    The voters in California have only themselves to blame for going bankrupt. No wonder so many of them are moving out.
    The problem is they don't learn from their mistakes and they bring their failed politics with them. Just ask Texas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big swede View Post
    The problem is they don't learn from their mistakes and they bring their failed politics with them. Just ask Texas.
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