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Requirements for Charge Ahead Applicants

Rebate availability depends on program funding at the time of vehicle purchase or lease. Due to overwhelming demand and limited funding, rebates will be suspended as of May 1, 2023. Any vehicles purchased or leased on or after May 1, 2023 will not be eligible to apply for the rebate once the program reopens. Once funding is available again, the program will announce its reopening. For more information, read the news release.

In order to qualify for the rebate you must:
  • Be a low- or moderate-income household
  • Be an Oregon resident (with a valid ID) or provide services to low- or moderate-income households in Oregon
  • Purchase or lease a new or used battery electric or plug-in electric vehicle from a dealer (no person-to-person sales are eligible)
  • Register the vehicle in Oregon, and retain registration for at least 24 months
  • Provide documentation showing proof of income eligibility 
  • Low-income service providers must:
    • Attest to being a low-income service provider
    • Be a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization 
  • Mail your rebate application within six (6) months after the purchase or lease date to:
  • Center for Sustainable Energy
    Oregon Clean Vehicle Rebate Program
    3980 Sherman Street, Suite 170
    San Diego, CA 92110

What documentation is required?

After receiving your application, our third-party administrator, The Center for Sustainable Energy, will email a link with information on the documents required and how to upload your income information. This will include the following:
  • a household summary form
  • IRS Form 4506-T OR proof of current participation in an income qualified program
Income qualified programs include:
  • Oregon Health Plan/Medicaid
  • SNAP: EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) Card
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Free and Reduced Price Lunch
  • HUD Housing Choice Voucher
  • LIHEAP (Home Energy Assistance)
  • Employment Related Daycare
  • Woman Infants and Children (WIC)
  • Trimet reduced fare program for low-income rider
  • Individual Development Account (IDA) holder 

How can I find out if I meet the income limits?

Click on the Income Eligibility Calculator where you can input your address to determine what income levels apply to you. 

Can I apply for both rebates?

Yes, if you purchase or lease a new battery electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, you can also apply for the Standard Rebate. Just fill out the rebate application and be sure to check the boxes in Part 2A. If you meet all the requirements, you can receive a total rebate up to $7,500.

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