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Bay Area Offering $9.5K Grants for EV Switch

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Oct. 18, 2021—Some residents in the San Francisco Bay Area will be able to receive significant help from the state to purchase an electric vehicle.

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District earlier this month announced more than $8 million in funding from the state will be made available through the Clean Cars for All program for grants to purchase "clean air vehicles," according to NBC Bay Area, including EVs, hybrids, transit passes, e-bikes and other clean-energy transportation options. 

Qualified residents can receive up to $9,500 to purchase a vehicle. Grants of up to $2,000 to buy at-home charging equipment will also be made available. Applicants for the grants must have an annual household income below $51,000 for individuals or $106,000 for a family of four, a vehicle under 10,000 pounds and a model year 2005 or older, and the vehicle registered in the state for at least two years.

"Not only is transportation the largest source of air pollution in the region, it accounts for 40 percent of our greenhouse gas emissions," Santa Clara County Supervisor and BAAQMD Board Chair Cindy Chavez said.

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