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How the EV Rebate Program works



The Oregon Clean Vehicle Rebate Program offers a cash rebate for Oregon drivers who purchase or lease electric vehicles. It is not a tax credit. DEQ designed the program to reduce vehicle emissions by encouraging more Oregonians to purchase or lease electric vehicles rather than gas vehicles.

There are three options for the program. Click on an option below to view details.

Program eligibility: Oregon residents, businesses, non-profits and government agencies

Vehicle eligibility:

  • New battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles with a base MSRP under $50,000

  • Electric motorcycles

Income eligibility: No income requirement

Rebate amount:

  • $750 for zero emission motorcycles

  • $1,500 for battery under 10 kWh

  • $2,500 for battery of 10 kWh or more

Application deadline:
Applications must be submitted within 6 months after the purchase or lease date.

How to apply

  • Individuals and Dealers – Apply online

  • Businesses, Non-profits and government agencies – mail completed application to:

Center for Sustainable Energy
Oregon Clean Vehicle Rebate Program
3980 Sherman Street, Suite 170
San Diego, CA 92110 

​Program eligibility: Oregon residents and nonprofits that are low- to moderate-income service providers

Vehicle eligibility: New or used battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles with an original base MSRP under $50,000

Income eligibility: For purchases or leases prior to Jan 1, 2022, the income requirements vary by where you live in Oregon and are based on household size. For purchases on or after Jan 1, 2022, the income requirement is up to 400% of the federal poverty guideline and are based upon the applicant's household size. 

To see if you meet the income requirements for your area, please use the Income Eligibility Calculator. Charge Ahead applicants must provide documentation showing proof of income eligibility. Our third-party administrator, the Center for Sustainable Energy, will be contacting you via email with information on how to upload your income information to verify eligibility.

Rebate amount: $2,500 for vehicles purchased or leased prior to Jan. 1, 2022. If purchased or leased on, or after, Jan. 1, 2022, the rebate amount is $5,000.

Application deadline
Applications must be submitted within 6 months after the purchase or lease date.

How to apply
Mail completed application to:

Center for Sustainable Energy
Oregon Clean Vehicle Rebate Program
3980 Sherman Street, Suite 170
San Diego, CA 92110 

​​​Program eligibility: Oregon residents and nonprofits that are low- to moderate-income service providers

Vehicle eligibility: New battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles with a base MSRP under $50,000

Income eligibility:

For purchases or leases prior to Jan. 1, 2022, the income requirements vary by where you live in Oregon and are based on household size. For purchases on or after Jan 1, 2022, the income requirement is up to 400% of the federal poverty guideline and are based upon the applicant's household size.

To see if you meet the income requirements for your area, please use the Income Eligibility Calculator. Charge Ahead applicants must provide documentation showing proof of income eligibility or qualify as, and attest to, being a low- or moderate-income provider. Our third-party administrator, the Center for Sustainable Energy, will contact you via email with information on how to upload your income information to verify eligibility. 

Rebate amount:

  • Vehicles purchased or leased prior to Jan. 1, 2022
    • $4,000 for a battery under 10 kWh
    • $5,000 for a battery of 10 kWh or more

Application deadline:
Applications must be submitted within 6 months after the purchase or lease date.

How to apply

  • Standard Rebate: Individuals and dealers may apply online.

  • Charge Ahead Rebate must be mailed in separately to:

Center for Sustainable Energy
Oregon Clean Vehicle Rebate Program
3980 Sherman Street, Suite 170
San Diego, CA 92110 ​

Note: Vehicles must be purchased or leased from a certified vehicle dealer OR an original equipment manufacturer. No person-to-person sales are allowed.

Additional requirements

  • Rebate recipients must register the vehicle in Oregon and retain registration for at least 24 months
  • Businesses, non-profits, and government agencies are limited to 10 rebates per calendar year and must submit annual usage data to DEQ for three (3) years

Note: Vehicles must be purchased or leased from a certified vehicle dealer OR an original equipment manufacturer. No person-to-person sales are allowed.

Additional requirements

  • Rebate recipients must register the vehicle in Oregon and retain registration for at least 24 months

  • Businesses, non-profits, and government agencies are limited to 10 rebates per calendar year and must submit annual usage data to DEQ for three (3) years

Questions?

Please email us at oregoncvrp@energycenter.org  or call 855–EVEHICLE or 855-383-4425.