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Drive a Clean Machine Program Update

On September 1, 2017, the AirCheckTexas Drive a Clean Machine program will have changes to the eligibility requirements for ALL replacement vehicles.

Effective September 1, 2017, eligible vehicles for purchase are:
  • Model year 2018-2015 cars, SUVs, and vans and Model year 2018-2016 pickup trucks that have been certified to meet the federal Tier 2 Bin 5 or cleaner Tier 2 Bin standard or to the federal Tier 3 Bin 160 or cleaner Tier 3 Bin standard; and
  • Model year 2018-2015 hybrid, electric, or natural gas vehicles and vehicles that have been certified to meet or exceed federal Tier 2 Bin 3 or cleaner Tier 2 Bin certification or Tier 3 Bin 85 or cleaner Tier 3 Bin certification.
All vehicles sold on or after September 1 must meet the new eligibility criteria, regardless of the voucher's date of issue or expiration, or status of ongoing sales negotiations with the dealer.

The following model year vehicles will be removed from the eligibility lists and will no longer be eligible for purchase under the DACM program after August 31, 2017. All vehicles sold on or after September 1 must meet new eligibility criteria, regardless of the voucher's date of issue or expiration, or status of ongoing sales negotiations with the dealer.

After August 31, 2017, these vehicles are no longer eligible:

  • Model year 2014 cars, SUVs, and vans;
  • Model year 2015 trucks.