Enhanced Fleet Modernization Program - Car Scrap

This page last reviewed June 9, 2017

The Enhanced Fleet Modernization Program (EFMP) is a voluntary vehicle retirement (scrap) and replacement incentive program. The goal of the program is to incentivize lower-income California motorists to scrap their older, high-emitting vehicles and replace them with newer, cleaner and more fuel efficient vehicles. This reduces smog-forming pollutants (NOx and ROG) to help meet State and Federal air quality standards. EFMP also supports California's goals for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions (AB 32 Nuñez, Chapter 488, Statutes of 2006), and zero-and near-zero emission vehicle deployment (SB 1275 De León, Chapter 530, Statutes of 2014).

What's New?


Work Group Meeting for Light-Duty Equity Pilot Projects

Date: March 17, 2017
Time: 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Location: Cal/EPA Headquarters Building
Conference Room 720
See agenda for details



For information on clean transportation projects, incentives, and financing assistance, visit Moving California.



EFMP Retire and Replace Program Statistics are now available

EFMP contains two component programs: Retirement-only and Retire and Replace. Use the buttons below to read more detailed information about these two components individually as well as how participants can stack up funding with other programs such as the Clean Vehicle Rebate Program (CVRP) to increase incentives towards their new, cleaner vehicle.

EFMP Retire and Replace and EFMP Plus-Up are currently available only in the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District and the South Coast Air Quality Management District jurisdictions. This program may be available in other air districts in the near future; please check back periodically. Visit the participating district's websites for information, including on how to apply, using the links below:

San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District:

Polluting Automobile Scrap & Salvage (PASS)
This program is currently implemented through Tune In Tune Up, weekend events.

South Coast Air Quality Management District:

Replace Your Ride

For information on clean transportation projects, incentives, and financing assistance, visit Moving California.

EFMP Details:

Retirement-Only

AB 118 (Nuñez, Chapter 750, Statutes of 2007) enacted the Enhanced Fleet Modernization Program (EFMP). Approximately $30 million is available annually to fund the EFMP program through collection of $1 surcharge on motor vehicle registration.


The Retirement-only program provides $1,500 to lower-income drivers to retire their older, higher polluting vehicle. The Retirement-only program is available statewide and is administered by the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) through their Consumer Assistance Program (CAP).


For more information or for a copy of the application, please visit the CAP website or call BAR at (866) 272-9642.

EFMP Retire and Replace and EFMP Plus-Up

The Retire and Replace program goes one step further than the retirement-only program by providing up to $4,500 to lower-income drivers who scrap an old vehicle and buy a cleaner and more fuel-efficient replacement vehicles. Alternative transportation mobility options, such as transit passes, are also available in lieu of a replacement vehicle purchase.


Participants in or near disadvantaged communities (SB 535 De León, Chapter 830, Statutes of 2012; H&SC § 39711-39723) may also be eligible to receive an even higher incentive from EFMP Plus-Up. EFMP Plus-Up is funded through California Climate Investments. For fiscal year 2016-2017, the California state legislature appropriated at least $60 million to EFMP Plus-Up. EFMP Plus-Up complements the Retire and Replace program. Together they provide up to $9,500 toward the purchase of an advanced technology replacement vehicle (e.g. hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or zero-emission). To learn more about other light-duty equity projects, go to https://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/aqip/ldv_pilots.htm.


The incentive amount an eligible applicant receives under EFMP Plus-Up is determined by household income, the choice of replacement vehicle, and whether or not the applicant lives in or near a disadvantaged community. The incentive chart in the "Retire and Replace Program Incentive Chart" tab details the amount of funding an eligible participant can receive for each vehicle technology option. while "Stack up funding with CVRP" details how incentives from this program can be stacked with other incentive programs.



Retire and Replace Program Incentive Chart

The incentive chart below shows the amount of money available through EFMP and Plus-Up programs to a potential applicant. The replacement technology vehicle options are listed horizontally while the income eligibility criteria are listed vertically on the chart. Applicants meeting criteria under both EFMP and Plus-Up are eligible for the total funding amounts available under both programs (incentive amounts shown in bold text). Applicants that do not live in a disadvantaged community are eligible for EFMP funding amount only.


Income Eligibility Program Eight Years Old or Newer
Conventional Vehicle 20+ MPG Hybrid 20+ MPG Hybrid 35+ MPG Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Alternative Transportation Mobility Options
Low Income
≤ 225% FPL
EFMP $4,000 $4,000 $4,500 $4,500 $4,500 $4,500
Plus-up Not Available $2,500 $2,500 $5,000 $5,000
Total $4000 $6,500 $7,000 $9,500 $9,500 $4,500
Moderate Income
226% - 300% FPL
EFMP Not Available Not Available $3,500 $3,500 $3,500 $3,500
Plus-Up Not Available Not Available $1,500 $4,000 $4,000
Total     $5,000 $7,500 $7,500 $3,500
Above Moderate Income
301% - 400% FPL
EFMP Not Available Not Available Not Available $2,500 $2,500 $2,500
Plus-Up Not Available Not Available Not Available $4,000 $4,000
Total       $5,500 $5,500 $2,500

Stack Up Funding With CVRP

An EFMP incentive can be stacked with other incentive programs as long as the total vehicle cost is not exceeded and all criteria of each program are met. The incentive amount will depend on a participant's vehicle choice and their income level. The income categories buttons below show the amount of incentives available when three programs, EFMP, Plus-Up, and the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) are stacked to increase the saving towards the new, cleaner vehicle that is being purchased. The CVRP incentive is only available for new plug-in hybrid electric or new battery electric vehicles being purchased or leased. For more information on CVRP, please visit the CVRP website; you may also contact a participating EFMP air district for further assistance.


Household Income (≤ 225% FPL)

Replacement Vehicle Type

Program

Incentive Amount

Hybrid Electric with 20+ MPG

EFMP

EFMP Plus-Up


Total

$4,000

$2,500


$6,500

Hybrid Electric with 35+ MPG

EFMP

EFMP Plus-Up


Total

$4,500

$2,500


$7,000

Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)

EFMP

EFMP Plus-Up

CVRP (new car only)


Total

$4,500

$5,000

$3,500


$13,000

Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV)

EFMP

EFMP Plus-Up

CVRP (new car only)


Total

$4,500

$5,000

$4,500


$14,000

Household Income (226%-300% FPL)

Replacement Vehicle Type

Program

Incentive Amount

Hybrid Electric with 35+ MPG

EFMP

EFMP Plus-Up


Total

$3,500

$1,500


$5,000

Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)

EFMP

EFMP Plus-Up

CVRP (new car only)


Total

$3,500

$4,000

$3,500


$11,000

Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV)

EFMP

EFMP Plus-Up

CVRP (new car only)


Total

$3,500

$4,000

$4,500


$12,000

Household Income (301%-400% FPL)

Replacement Vehicle Type

Program

Incentive Amount

Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)

EFMP

EFMP Plus-Up

CVRP (new car only)


Total

$2,500

$3,000

$1,500


$7,000

Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV)

EFMP

EFMP Plus-Up

CVRP (new car only)


Total

$2,500

$3,000

$2,500


$8,000

Total Replacement Vehicles From July 2015 Through December 2016: 1,726

Program Statistics

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