DEQ is providing an additional six-month window for applicants who purchased or leased a qualifying electric vehicle between Jan. 1, 2018 and Aug. 2, 2018. Rebate applications must be submitted to DEQ no later than March 30, 2020. If you have previously applied for the rebate and DEQ has notified you of its receipt, you will not need to reapply.
Other program updates:
DEQ is currently issuing Standard Rebates. At this point, we are still experiencing a backlog in processing applications.
If you are applying for a Charge Ahead Rebate, please note DEQ will be requesting additional information in order to verify income eligibility. The agency has recently hired a contractor to manage processing of Charge Ahead Rebates. DEQ anticipates Charge Ahead rebates will begin to be issued in late 2019.
Additionally, DEQ has established agreements with interested dealerships to provide “cash on the hood,” Standard Rebates to anyone purchasing or leasing a new electric vehicle. “Cash on the hood” means the dealer will subtract the electric vehicle rebate from the price of the vehicle at the time of purchase. With this option, the dealer submits for the rebate, instead of the buyer having to wait to receive it.