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Grants available for Bay Area's low-income residents for clean air vehicle purchases

Original post made on May 12, 2019

Low-income residents of certain Bay Area neighborhoods can get help to replace their old cars with clean air vehicles thanks to a new grant program administered by the region's air district.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, May 12, 2019, 9:05 AM

Comments (3)

Posted by Curmudgeon
a resident of Downtown North
on May 12, 2019 at 5:23 pm

Will these grants also help with vehicle maintenance and the increased DMV fees that go with a new car?

Posted by A Palo Altan Living Below Federal Poverty Level
a resident of Midtown
on May 12, 2019 at 5:57 pm

This is good news. I am currently on Medi-Caid and EBT/Foodstamps based on my income eligibility.

Does this mean that I will be eligible for a choice of vehicles anywhere from a Chevy Volt to Toyota Prius to a Tesla?

I currently drive a 1978 Plymouth that to date will not meet CA smog requirements but I have an temporary exemption due to automotive parts replacement costs.

Posted by AllYouCanEat
a resident of Mountain View
on May 13, 2019 at 9:40 am

The grants MUST include maintenance, DMV costs, full coverage insurance, a charging station at place of residence and eventual battery replacement costs.

There's no reason our low-income neighbors should shoulder the responsibility of these costs.

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