South Coast AQMD Receives $15.4 Million from CARB for Replace Your Ride Program

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South Coast AQMD Receives $15.4 Million from CARB for Replace Your Ride Program
Residents can receive up to $9,500 for upgrading to an electric or hybrid vehicle

DIAMOND BAR – The South Coast Air Quality Management District (South Coast AQMD) Governing Board recently approved $15.4 million in funds from the California Air Resources Board for the Replace Your Ride program.

As part of the program, residents living in the District can receive up to $9,500 to purchase a newer and more fuel-efficient, including electric, vehicle at reduced cost, in exchange for retiring their older gas or diesel-burning vehicle. Applicants can also choose to scrap their older vehicle in exchange for a voucher that can be used for public transportation including Uber, Lyft, ridesharing and vanpooling.

To be eligible for the program, applicants must:

• Meet household income requirements at or below 400 percent of the federal poverty level
• Own the vehicle for at least 12 months prior to the date of application submittal
• Clear any liens from the title
• Turn in an older gas- or diesel-powered car for scrapping

For a full list of requirements and to apply for free, please visit and select the Get Started tab.

Due to the increased concerns regarding COVID-19, after the issuance of a pre-approval letter, the 30- day limit to purchase a vehicle has been extended to 90 days. Further extensions will be considered if necessary. If you are interested in applying, please determine your eligibility, or call (844) 797-2223 for further information.

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