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The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is offering Emeryville residents two different incentive programs that work to "early retire" older light-duty vehicles. The Vehicle Buy-Back Program is open to all Bay Area vehicle owners while "Clean Cars for All" helps qualifying low income drivers to upgrade their car to a cleaner vehicle or to an alternative mobility option.
This program does not have any income criteria and allows all owners of an operable, Bay Area DMV-registered, and smog-compliant 1997 or older vehicle to participate. Owners are paid $1200 to “early-retire” their vehicle at one of the participating dismantling yards under contract to the Air District.
For more information about this program, visit www.BAAQMD.gov/vbb.
This scrap and replace program provides incentive funding to qualifying owners of 2005 model year and older vehicles to pay them to upgrade to a new or used clean vehicle (hybrid, plug-in hybrid, battery electric or fuel cell) or transit pass, or e-b-bike). This program is for income-eligible residents (<400% of the FPL), living in disadvantaged Bay Area communities.
For more information about this program, visit www.baaqmd.gov.