Beginning January 1, 2018, electric vehicle
purchases made in Oregon are eligible to submit an initial Phase I application for a rebate under the Oregon DEQ EV
Rebate and Charge Ahead Rebate program.
This is Phase 1 of the application
process. Please note this initial application does not guarantee you
will receive a rebate, as the Environmental Quality Commission (EQC) has not
yet adopted final and complete program requirements. DEQ will
require submission of a Phase 2 application at a later date, once the EQC
adopts additional application and eligibility requirements in
rule. These requirements will include a determination of which
electric vehicles qualify for the rebate, the rebate amount, and other
eligibility considerations. These requirements are anticipated to be
adopted in Spring 2018. As DEQ develops proposed requirements there will be
opportunity for public comment that the EQC will consider prior to its adoption
of final requirements.
DEQ will not review your
application until funding is available, and after receipt of your Phase 2
application. Funding for the program is not expected to be available
until later in 2018. Please note there is pending litigation
surrounding the funding mechanism for the program. There is a chance
the litigation decision will result in no funds being available for the
program, in which case DEQ will not issue any rebates at all.
By submitting a complete Phase 1 application within six months of your purchase made after January 1, 2018, you have met the first general application requirement. When a Phase 2 application is required, DEQ will notify all Phase 1 applicants that they must submit additional information as part of Phase 2. After reviewing your Phase 2 application, DEQ will determine if you are eligible for the rebate based on final program requirements adopted in rule.