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I read about this program after seeing it posted here and wanted to make sure other people were aware as well. It's the Clean Vehicle Assistance Program (- Clean Vehicle Assistance Program) and you can get $5,000 in grant money for the purchase of an EV if you qualify. I was shocked to see that I would potentially qualify for this program (I make almost 6 figures, my wife works pretty much part time and we have two kids) so it's worth a check to make sure.

This is ON top of Federal and other State rebates. So if everything works out in my favor, the math on the ID4 Pro RWD would be:
  • $40,000 (not including taxes, fees, etc.)
  • -$7,500 federal tax credit
  • -$5,000 Clean Vehicle Assistance Program
  • -$2,000 California Vehicle Rebate Project
  • -$1,500 California State point of sale rebate
  • $24,400 for the car (not including taxes, fees, etc.)
The only thing that you can't stack on top of this is additional rebates from local air boards. So I can't add the $3,000 from the Central Valley air board, it would be either or.

The grant also comes with an additional $2,000 grant to have a charger installed in the house or $1,000 gift card to ChargePoint so if you can get accepted, it's a crazy deal.

I read on a few posts that it's taking over 2 months to get approved and you have to be approved before you buy the car. So I would suggest applying now since the approval letter is good for 4 months and all signs are pointing to this car being out by June (hopefully).

Has anyone here used the program for other EVs? What was the experience?
 

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As a retiree, my income may be low enough for me to qualify for the California grant. Of course, my low-ish income means that I probably wouldn't fully qualify for the $7,500 federal tax credit. As I mentioned on another thread, I feel like I need to consult a tax advisor.
 

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I read about this program after seeing it posted here and wanted to make sure other people were aware as well. It's the Clean Vehicle Assistance Program (- Clean Vehicle Assistance Program) and you can get $5,000 in grant money for the purchase of an EV if you qualify. I was shocked to see that I would potentially qualify for this program (I make almost 6 figures, my wife works pretty much part time and we have two kids) so it's worth a check to make sure.

This is ON top of Federal and other State rebates. So if everything works out in my favor, the math on the ID4 Pro RWD would be:
  • $40,000 (not including taxes, fees, etc.)
  • -$7,500 federal tax credit
  • -$5,000 Clean Vehicle Assistance Program
  • -$2,000 California Vehicle Rebate Project
  • -$1,500 California State point of sale rebate
  • $24,400 for the car (not including taxes, fees, etc.)
The only thing that you can't stack on top of this is additional rebates from local air boards. So I can't add the $3,000 from the Central Valley air board, it would be either or.

The grant also comes with an additional $2,000 grant to have a charger installed in the house or $1,000 gift card to ChargePoint so if you can get accepted, it's a crazy deal.

I read on a few posts that it's taking over 2 months to get approved and you have to be approved before you buy the car. So I would suggest applying now since the approval letter is good for 4 months and all signs are pointing to this car being out by June (hopefully).

Has anyone here used the program for other EVs? What was the experience?
Thank you for posting this. I had no idea! I applied 1/21 and am at step 5. Have you received your approval letter?
 

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Want to know how this goes when you pick up your car I'm approved for the program and waiting for my car
I actually went with ordering a Tesla instead of the ID.4 - maybe next time VW! - but I gave them the letter in advance and they just deducted the $5,000 off the final price. Super easy.
 

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Want to know how this goes when you pick up your car I'm approved for the program and waiting for my car
Unfortunately I haven't received approval and am on the waiting list. I may cancel my FE, reorder and wait to see if I'm approved. Dealers are suppose to deduct $5,000 of the top and the dealer gets reimbursed the $5,000 from CVAP.
 
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