To help low- and moderate-income residents buy a new or used EV, the City of San José has partnered with Peninsula Family Service to launch the DriveForward EV Financial Assistance Program. The agencies will host three FREE 90-minute virtual workshops, accessible online and by phone on Saturday, August 29 (hosted in English) from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m., Saturday, September 26 (hosted in Spanish) from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and Saturday, October 10 (hosted in English and Vietnamese) from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Participants will learn how to get between $5,000 – $9,500 in state incentives for a down payment on an electric vehicle, where to find affordable vehicle loans, how to take advantage of state and federal rebates, and the benefits of EVs. FREE one-on-one financial counseling by phone or Zoom is also available for individuals unable to attend the workshops. Learn more at www.sanjosecleanenergy.org/drive-electric/#financing or sign up for an upcoming workshop directly at https://www.sanjoseca.gov/your-government/departments-offices/transportation/about/drive-electric-financing-program
In addition, participants can learn about Peninsula Family Service’s programs and resources for financial empowerment outside of purchasing an EV. Financial education topics include credit, budgeting, and money management. These are invaluable resources that can help our community members facing job insecurity and financial hardship, as well as anyone looking to improve their financial education.
The flyers in Vietnamese, Spanish, and English are posted below: