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Manufacturers of Qualified Used Clean Vehicles Program

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This government initiative aims to promote the adoption of environmentally friendly vehicles by providing a comprehensive list of manufacturers and models that meet the program's criteria for qualified used clean vehicles. Whether you're an individual looking to purchase a pre-owned clean vehicle or a dealer interested in participating, this page will provide you with all the essential information you need.

Program Overview:

The Manufacturers and Models of Qualified Used Clean Vehicles Program was established with the objective of encouraging the use of clean vehicles to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote sustainable transportation. The program identifies and certifies pre-owned vehicles that meet specific environmental and performance standards. These qualified vehicles are eligible for various incentives, such as tax credits, rebates, and special financing options, to make them more affordable and appealing to consumers.


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Eligibility Criteria:

To be considered a qualified used clean vehicle under this program, manufacturers and models must meet the following criteria:


  • Emissions Standards: Vehicles should meet or exceed the emission standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the relevant model year. These standards include limits on greenhouse gas emissions and other harmful pollutants.
  • Fuel Efficiency: Qualified vehicles must demonstrate excellent fuel efficiency and reduced reliance on fossil fuels. This can be achieved through technologies like hybrid systems, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), battery electric vehicles (BEVs), or fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs).
  • Safety and Performance: All vehicles must meet or exceed the safety standards set by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Additionally, they should provide satisfactory performance, reliability, and overall customer satisfaction.


Certification Process:


Manufacturers interested in having their pre-owned vehicles certified as qualified used clean vehicles must undergo a rigorous certification process. This process includes the following steps:


  • Application Submission: Manufacturers submit an application providing detailed information about the vehicles they wish to have certified. This information includes technical specifications, emissions data, safety records, and other relevant documentation.
  • Review and Evaluation: The program's certification committee reviews each application to ensure that the vehicles meet all the eligibility criteria. This evaluation involves assessing the vehicle's emissions performance, fuel efficiency, safety features, and overall quality.
  • Certification Decision: Based on the review and evaluation, the certification committee determines whether the vehicles meet the program's standards. If approved, the vehicles are added to the official list of qualified used clean vehicles.

Benefits for Consumers:

By choosing a qualified used clean vehicle from the program's list, consumers can enjoy numerous benefits, including:


  • Financial Incentives: Qualified vehicles may be eligible for various financial incentives, such as tax credits, rebates, or discounted registration fees, making them more affordable for buyers.
  • Environmental Impact: Clean vehicles help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution, contributing to a cleaner and healthier environment.
  • Lower Operating Costs: Many qualified vehicles offer higher fuel efficiency, resulting in reduced fuel consumption and lower operating costs over time.
  • Reliability and Safety: The program ensures that certified vehicles meet or exceed safety and performance standards, providing peace of mind to buyers.

Participating Manufacturers and Models:


Please visit the "Manufacturers and Models" section of our website to access the up-to-date list of participating manufacturers and their qualified used clean vehicle models. The list includes detailed information about each model, such as specifications, features, and any available incentives. 


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The Manufacturers and Models of Qualified Used Clean Vehicles Program serve as a valuable resource for individuals and dealers interested in purchasing or selling pre-owned clean vehicles. By promoting the adoption of environmentally friendly transportation options,

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