Oregon Clean Vehicle Rebate Program

June 05, 2023

Summary

*As of May 1, 2023, rebates are suspended due to overwhelming demand and limited funding. Any vehicles purchased or leased on or after May 1, 2023 will not be eligible for the rebate once the program reopens. Once funding is available, the program will announce its reopening.


The Oregon Clean Vehicle Rebate Program offers cash rebates for drivers in Oregon who purchase or lease electric vehicles. This program consists of three options, namely the standard rebate, charge ahead rebate, and the standard rebate + the charge ahead rebate. Rebate availability is dependent on program funding at the time of vehicle purchase or lease. 

To be eligible, vehicles must be purchased or leased from a certified vehicle dealer or an original equipment manufacturer, no person-to-person sales are allowed. Rebate recipients must register the vehicle in Oregon and retain registration for at least 24 months. Businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies are limited to 10 rebates per calendar year and must submit annual usage data to DEQ for three years.

Standard rebate:

The Standard rebate is offered to residents, businesses, non-profits, and government agencies with no income requirement. Eligible vehicles include new battery EVs and plug-in hybrid EV with a base MSRP under $50,000, as well as new zero-emission motorcycles. The rebate is $750 for a zero-emission motorcycle, $1,500 for a battery under 10 kWh, and $2,500 for a battery of 10 kWh or more.

Charge Ahead rebate:

The Charge Ahead rebate is offered to residents and nonprofits that are low- to moderate-income service providers. Applicant’s income must be below 400% of the federal poverty guideline and is based upon the applicant’s household size (applicants may check their eligibility here). Eligible vehicles include new or used battery EVs and plug-in hybrid EV with an original base MSRP under $50,000. The rebate is $5,000.

Standard + Charge Ahead rebate:

The Standard + Charge Ahead rebate is offered to residents and nonprofits that are low-income service providers. Applicant’s income must be below 400% of the federal poverty guideline and is based upon the applicant’s household size (applicants may check their eligibility here). Eligible vehicles include new battery EVs and plug-in hybrid EV with a base MSRP under $50,000. The rebate is $6,500 for a battery under 10 kWh and $7,500 for a battery of 10 kWh or more.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Oregon
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: https://www.oregon.gov/deq/aq/programs/Pages/ZEV-Rebate.aspx
Administrator: Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Passenger Electric Vehicles
  • Plug-in Electric Hybrid Vehicles
Incentive Amount: Standard Rebates:
$750 towards the purchase or lease of a new zero-emission electric motorcycle
$1,500 towards the purchase or lease of a new EV or PHEV with a battery capacity of less than 10 kWh
$2,500 towards the purchase or lease of a new EV or PHEV with a battery capacity of 10 kWh or more

Charge Ahead Rebates:
$5,000 towards the purchase or lease of a new or used EV

Standard + Charge Ahead Rebates:
$6,500 towards the purchase or lease of a new EV or PHEV with a battery capacity of less than 10 kWh
$7,500 towards the purchase or lease of a new EV or PHEV with a battery capacity of 10 kWh or more
Equipment Requirements: Dependent on rebate program.

Incentives

This program has 3 incentives
Technologies: Passenger Electric Vehicles, Plug-in Electric Hybrid Vehicles
Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential, State Government, Federal Government
Parameters: The incentive has a minimum of $2500.00
Technologies: Passenger Electric Vehicles, Plug-in Electric Hybrid Vehicles
Sectors: Nonprofit, Low Income Residential
Parameters: The incentive is 5000.00 $
Technologies: Passenger Electric Vehicles, Plug-in Electric Hybrid Vehicles
Sectors: Nonprofit, Low Income Residential
Parameters: The incentive has a minimum of $7500.00

Contact

Name: Center for Sustainable Energy
Organization: Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Address: 3980 Sherman Street, Suite 170
San Diego CA 92110
Phone: (855) 383-4425
Email: oregoncvrp@energycenter.org

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.