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Requirements for Charge Ahead Applicants

Due to overwhelming demand and limited funding, rebates are suspended as of May 1, 2023. Any vehicles purchased or leased on or after May 1, 2023 are not eligible to apply for the rebate. Funding for OCVRP has been exhausted and a wait list is in effect for all applications. Qualified applicants who purchased an eligible vehicle prior to May 1, 2023, will receive payment when the program receives more funding in 2024. Once funding for new rebates is available again, the program will announce its reopening.​​

In order to qualify for the rebate you must:
    • Be a low- or moderate-income household or a nonprofit low-income service provider 
    • Be an Oregon resident (with a valid ID) or provide services to low-income households in Oregon
    • Purchase or lease a new or used electric vehicle (Due to a temporary program suspension as of May 1, only vehicles purchased or leased  on or before April 30, 2023 are eligible.)
    • Vehicle must be purchase or leased from a certified vehicle dealer OR an original equipment manufacturer. No person-to-person sales allowed.
    • Register the vehicle in Oregon, and retain registration for at least 24 months
    • Individuals must 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 paper rebate application within six 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 income documentation is required?

    The income documentation required will depend on the method of verification:

    For Charge Ahead Prequalification (for purchase or lease of new eligible vehicles at a participating dealer), applicants will need to provide one of the following:

    • Proof of current enrollment in an income-qualified program (see list below); or
    • Information from filed and accepted Oregon state tax returns from the last two years

    For Charge Ahead applications submitted post-purchase or lease, The Center for Sustainable Energy, our third-party administrator, will email a link with information on the documents required and how to upload your income information, after receiving your paper application,. This will include the following:

    • Household summary form
    • Income verification documents:
      • IRS Form 4506-T, or
      • Proof of current enrollment in an an approved Public Assistance Program (see list below)

    Approved 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 reference the table providing the maximum household income for your household size

    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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    For more information, email