California Clean Fuel Reward

California Clean Fuel Reward

Save Up To $750

 How It Works

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Battery Electric (BEV) and Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) light-duty vehicles with a battery capacity of 5 kWh or greater are eligible for the California Clean Fuel Reward.

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Purchase your qualified Audi vehicle, then take up to $750 off the purchase price. Get started with the process today!

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California Clean Reward Program

Switching to an electric car over the last few years has been made easier for households of any budget, allowing you to reap the many benefits of owning an electric vehicle, all while saving money. They're quick, they're quiet, and their performance is just as impressive as any standard vehicle. As more and more automakers create versions of the electric car, Audi continues to be a leader in the many options in makes and models, allowing you a wider selection to choose a vehicle that fits your style and needs while creating a greener environment. 


Governments around the world are incentivizing green initiatives in order to help lower greenhouse gas emissions and help alleviate the impacts of global warming. California has paved the way for driver incentives creating more reasons to make the switch to electric vehicles.


The California Air Resources Board created the California Clean Reward Program in an effort to reward people who purchase or lease eligible Plug-In Hybrids or Battery Electric Vehicles at participating dealers like Audi Carlsbad. With this program, you can save up to $750 off on your purchase.

Who is Eligible?

The California Clean Reward Program is available to California residents who purchase and register their vehicles in California. It's available to anyone who purchased a qualified new electric vehicle through a participating retailer after the program's inception date of November 17, 2020. There are no income requirements at all to be eligible. All you have to do is just purchase a new electric vehicle that qualifies.


How to Participate


Participating is made easy for you at Audi Carlsbad. The rewards benefit will be included in the sales transaction when you choose an eligible Audi during your dealership visit. You'll be asked to sign a Program Customer Agreement which allows you to apply for the benefit directly to the cost of your vehicle. 

While the California Clean Reward Program provides instant savings, the state and federal tax credits will consider your household income and be applied later. This program can be stacked with other rebates and tax incentives available. You can apply during tax season to receive a federal tax credit in addition to other California tax incentive credits available.

Eligible Vehicles


Thankfully, with this program, just about every Audi electric vehicle is eligible for participation in this program. You can choose any model made in the year 2020 and on. The 2022 vehicles are eligible for the full $750 rebate, while older models can receive a slightly reduced rebate.

Benefits of Owning an Electric Audi in California

As more and more options and as technology advances in electric vehicles, you can enjoy a luxury ride while benefiting from the impacts of the environment. Here are a few more reasons you should make the switch on top of taking advantage of the California Clean Reward Program.


Electric Audi vehicles are Affordable - Electric vehicles have become a more affordable option in the upfront cost of the car. You can enjoy the iconic Audi look with the comfort and class of the stylish, smart interior, all at a great price. Not to mention the savings in the long run by taking advantage of rewards programs and tax incentives plus the money you save on not having to purchase gas.


Electric Vehicle Batteries are Engineered to Last Longer - Get to where you need to go with an electric vehicle without worrying about running out of charge. Newer Audi vehicles with e-tron technologies can go as far as 222 miles before needing to charge. And the charge times are much faster, with an average of 30 minutes per charge.


Reduced Emissions - For most electric vehicles, depending on the battery type, you have reduced to no emissions at all, and with Audi's e-Tron engines, your Audi will produce zero emissions. Reduced emissions mean reduced smog and pollution that can greatly impact the public's health positively while also improving the environment's health.


Use the HOV Lane - As an added incentive, if you own an electric vehicle in the state of California, you get to use the HOV lane for free regardless of the number of occupants. All you have to do is apply through your DMV for your decal, and you are free to take advantage of the carpool lane at any time.


Audi Electric Vehicles are Fun to Drive - Audi e-tron engines pack a surprising punch with the power offered by an all-electric engine. They react quickly and give you the most out of your acceleration, making you feel like you're driving an Audi. You also get the benefits of a quiet drive with less engine noise.


Easy to Maintain - The maintenance of an electric vehicle is easier when you don't have as many moving parts. They are efficient, and you won't have to go to your mechanic as often, meaning more savings in your pocket in maintenance fees.

California Vehicle Rebate Program

In addition to the California Clean Rewards Program, you can take advantage of the California Vehicle Rebate Program with a rebate from $1,000 all the way up to $7000 for the purchase or lease of a new zero-emission vehicle. All you have to do is apply if your vehicle is eligible after your purchase. The Audi Q5 55 TFSI e Quattro PHEV is one of the qualified vehicles that allow you to take advantage of this program. This program does have an income restriction, so be sure to visit the California Vehicle Rebate Program's website to learn more.


The California Clean Reward Program is just one of the many reasons driving an electric car is a more affordable choice. If you're ready to make the switch and take advantage of the California Clean Reward Program, call today to schedule a test drive in your next electric Audi.

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