Adopted rule

Administrative Order No. DEQ 186-2018
Filed and effective May 14, 2018
See Oregon Bulletin, June 2018

Rule Coordinator: Rachel Sakata, 503-229-5659

The EQC adopted new rules to establish the Oregon Zero-Emission and Electric Vehicle Rebate program. The program contains two elements – one element provides rebates for the purchase or lease of new zero-emission vehicles (referred to as standard rebates). The second element, called Charge Ahead rebate, provides rebates for the purchase or lease of new or used zero-emission vehicles if a purchaser is from a low or moderate income household.
Program requirements include:
  • Rebate amounts provided for the purchase or lease of certain zero-emission vehicles.
  • Eligibility requirements for vehicles and purchases qualifying under the program.
  • Program elements of the Charge Ahead rebate program, including eligibility criteria.
DEQ is beginning a rulemaking that will define eligibility criteria, rebate amounts, and other design elements of the Electric Vehicle Rebate program. The Electric Vehicle Rebate Rule Advisory Committee is being convened to provide stakeholders with an opportunity to comment on technical and policy issues, as well as the fiscal and economic impact of the proposed rule.
Meeting Call-in:
  • Call-in Number: 877-402-9753
  • Participant access code: 3360031
Advisory committee meetings are open to the public. DEQ publishes meeting notices on the state Events Calendar. Please notify DEQ of any special physical or language accommodations or if you need information in large print, Braille or another format. To make these arrangements, contact DEQ, Portland, at 503-229-5696 or call toll-free in Oregon at 1-800-452-4011, ext. 5696; fax to 503-229-6762; or email to Hearing impaired persons may call 711.

Meeting - Nov. 21, 2017

11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
ODOT Headquarters Building


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Comment period closed at 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 14, 2018
View the Public Notice Packet

Includes invitation to comment, notice, proposed rules, and any supporting documents  

EQC action

The EQC adopted the proposed rules on May 11, 2018.

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