Passenger Vehicle Programs

Passenger vehicles and other mobile sources contribute over 70% of the air pollutants in San Diego County. To help achieve regional and local air quality goals, the APCD is developing programs to provide monetary incentives to San Diego residents aimed at reducing emissions from passenger vehicles.

Scrap Car Reimbursement Assistance Program (SCRAP)

The San Diego region program is currently OPEN.

The SCRAP CAR Reimbursement Assistance Program (SCRAP) provides incentive funding to residents in San Diego County to voluntarily retire their 1997 or older vehicles and reduce air pollution. Qualifying applicants will be paid $1,000 per retired vehicle, subject to the funding availability. To find out more or see if your car qualifies, please call 1-800-717-7624.

For questions or to receive emails about future passenger car programs or changes to SCRAP please send us an email at .



Clean Cars 4 All
The San Diego region program is currently under development. We expect to start accepting applications in 2022.

The Clean Cars 4 All program will provide incentive funding for qualifying low-income residents of state-designated disadvantaged communities to trade in older passenger cars and trucks and replace them with newer hybrid and electric vehicles or other transportation options.

More information about the state Clean Cars 4 All program is available here.

If you would like to be notified by the San Diego Air Pollution Control District when the program opens and applications to participate are accepted, please register to recieve email updates.


A San Diego County incentive program to make electric vehicle charging accessible for all. Save on Level 2 and DC fast charger purchase and installation costs with rebates for businesses, apartment communities and more. For more information visit

Other Information

The Electric Vehicle Consumer Guide is a County of San Diego resource that helps answer your questions about owning a battery eletric vehicle (EV) and can help find an EV that fits your needs.

There are State and Federal rebates currently available for electric or hybrid vehicles purchased. A map of electric vehicle charging stations is available here.

The California Bureau of Automotive Repair also has a consumer assistance vehicle retirement program for eligible consumers.