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Sacramento Offers Up to $9.5K for Old Hybrids, EVs

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June 24, 2022—The city of Sacramento is offering residents an opportunity to trade in their old ICE-powered cars for cash to use toward an EV or hybrid vehicle. 

According to a report from ABC 10 Sacramento, the Clean Cars 4 All program, which was started two years ago in the city, is designed to help "disadvantaged communities get rid of their unreliable and older cars."

Through the program, residents who fall below a certain income threshold can trade in an old ICE-powered vehicle for up to $9,500 to use for a hybrid or EV. Those who trade in vehicles can also opt to receive transit cards.

"We have different community members who are operating cars here that are just not reliable and they're just spending a lot of money and time to maintain them and, really, it's just bad for the environment," said Jaime Lemus, the division manager for the transportation and climate change division at the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District per the report.

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