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Drive Clean During National Drive Electric Week

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District encourages residents to go electric with their next vehicle in celebration of National Drive Electric Week.

Image of the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District logo.National Drive Electric Week is a nationwide effort to raise awareness of the many benefits, including improved air quality, of all-electric and plug-in hybrid cars, trucks, motorcycles and more. The goal of the week is to educate the public about the environmental benefits and economic savings of electric vehicles.

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The district augments a robust regulatory strategy with a successful incentive program that includes many ways for the public to save money, reduce air pollution and protect public health in the Valley.

The district’s Drive Clean in the San Joaquin incentive program provides Valley residents and businesses with a rebate of up to $3,000 when purchasing or leasing a battery-electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle.

Electric vehicles are much less expensive to maintain, are better for the environment, and produce zero tailpipe emissions. Additionally, state and federal programs offer significant rebates and tax credits that can be combined with the district’s program. See below:

  • Valley Air District – up to $3,000
  • State of California Clean Vehicle Rebate Project – up to $7,000
  • Federal Electric Vehicle Tax Credit – up to $7,500

To learn more about Drive Clean in the San Joaquin, visit valleyair.org/driveclean.

Image of the Access Clean California logo. California residents can also visit Access Clean California at accesscleanca.org, for a one-stop-shop to find all the programs offered to help drivers switch to electric vehicles.

Businesses and public agencies are also encouraged to help build the Valley’s EV infrastructure by installing electric vehicle charging stations using the District’s Charge Up! program. This program provides funding to organizations to install charging stations on-site for public and employee use.

For more information on Charge Up!, please visit valleyair.org/chargeup.

The Valley Air District covers eight counties including San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and San Joaquin Valley air basin portions of Kern. For additional information about the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, visit valleyair.org or call 559-230-6000.

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