At Home

Electric Car ChargerElectric vehicle charging and fueling stations are not just for businesses and public buildings. Installing a home system can make it easier and faster to charge your electric car or refuel your alternative fuel vehicle. Fully electric or hybrid cars produce far fewer greenhouse gas emissions than traditional petroleum-fueled cars. Some models can travel up to 200 miles or more on a single charge.
Certain alternative fuel vehicle charging and fueling systems installed in your Oregon home may be eligible for a Residential Energy Tax Credit.
RET​C Qualifications


Charging Stations
An installed electric vehicle charging station at home must meet certain qualifications to earn a Residential Energy Tax Credit​, valued at 50 percent of the cost of the device, up to $750. See the RETC Rate Chart​ for more information.

Complete qualifications and instructions are outlined in the RETC Application.

Eligible charging stations must:

  • Be a Level 2, 240 volt AC or similar.
  • Meet all state and local fire and life safety codes.
  • Be installed in an Oregon home, and owned by the person claiming the tax credit.

Fueling Stations

An installed alternative fueling station at home must meet certain qualifications to earn a Residential Energy Tax Credit​, valued at 50 percent of the cost of the device, up to $750. See the RETC Rate Chart​ for more information.

Complete qualifications and instructions are outlined in the RETC Application.

Eligible fueling stations must:

  • Be able to refuel an alternative fuel vehicle within 14 hours (non-electric).
  • Meet all state and local fire and life safety codes.
  • Be installed in an Oregon home, and owned by the person claiming the tax credit.


RETC Program Sunset

The RETC program is scheduled to sunset on December 31, 2017. 

To qualify for a tax credit:
  • RETC devices must be purchased by December 31, 2017;
  • Devices must be operational by April 1, 2018; and
  • ODOE must receive your application no later than June 1, 2018.
If you plan to transfer your tax credit, ODOE must receive the pass-through application on or before June 1, 2018. Please review the RETC Administrative Rules for more information about program eligibility and requirements.



Application

Complete the RETC Application, listing all other incentives you are receiving. Mail it to the Oregon Department of Energy. 

Be sure to include an itemized receipt, contract, or invoice from the installer or contractor.

 
 

Other federal, local, or utility programs may also offer incentives .
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Resources
2016/17 Charger/Fuels RETC Application
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2017 RETC Rate Chart ​​​​​​​​​​​​​
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2016 RETC Rate Chart ​​​​​​​​​


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ RETC Administrative Rules​​​​​​

​​​​​​​​​ Incentives Ending in 2017 ​​​​​
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​Contact the RETC Team:
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