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Clean Vehicle Rebate Program 2020

Adopted rule

Administrative Order No. DEQ 2-2020 
Filed and effective: Jan. 24, 2020
See Oregon Bulletin, February 2020

The Environmental Quality Commission adopted amendments to the Oregon Clean Vehicle Rebate Program rules to incorporate 2019 Legislative changes affecting the program and to make other necessary adjustments to clarify program requirements. These changes include:

  • Allowing plug-in hybrid electric vehicles to be eligible for the Charge Ahead rebate;
  • Prorating the payback amount if a rebate recipient sells or terminates the lease of the electric vehicle before the end of 24 months;
  • Creating a provision that allows for waiver of the payback amount if the rebate recipient sells or terminates the lease of the electric vehicle before the end of 24 months;
  • Allowing people who purchased vehicles between Jan. 1, 2018 and Aug. 2, 2018 to have an additional six month window to apply for the rebate; and
  • Making other minor adjustments to ensure the program continues to operate smoothly

​​​DEQ is convening an advisory committee to review the policy and fiscal impacts related to the proposed rules.


​​Meeting 1 - ​Sept. 10, 2019

Meeting Materials:

Advisory committee meetings are open to the public. The public may attend the meeting, but the committee has discretion whether to allow the public to participate in the meeting. The public will be able to comment on the proposed rule changes during the public notice and comment period later in the rulemaking. 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.

Public involvement

The public comment period for this rulemaking closed at 4 p.m. on Nov. 22, 2019. 
Supporting documents

A public hearing was held Nov. 18, 2019.

EQC Action

The Environmental Quality Commission adopted these rules at its meeting on Jan. 24, 2020.