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How the EV Rebate Program works


​​Rebate availability depends on program funding at the time of vehicle purchase or lease. Due to overwhelming demand and limited funding, rebates were suspended on May 1, 2023. Any vehicles purchased or leased on or after May 1, 2023 are not eligible to apply for the rebate. The program anticipates reopening in spring 2024. Low- and moderate-income households can prequalify for the $5,000 Charge Ahead rebate by completing the application now.


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

  • New zero-emission ​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, Nonprofits 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: Income must be below 400% of the federal poverty guideline and based upon the applicant's household size. 

To see if you meet the income requirements, please use the Income Eligibility Calculator.

Individual Charge Ahead applicants must provide documentation showing proof of income eligibility. This can be done prior to the purchase or lease by completing the Charge Ahead Prequalification Application, or post-purchase or lease by completing a paper rebate application. Please note, prequalification vouchers must be used at the point of sale or lease for new eligible vehicles.

To apply post-purchase or lease, complete and mail a paper rebate application. Once our third-party administrator, the Center for Sustainable Energy, receives it, they will contact you via email with information on how to upload your income information to verify eligibility

Rebate amount: $5,000 for new or used eligible vehicles

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

How to apply

  • Dealers – Apply online with an applicant's Prequalification Voucher

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- income service providers. Nonprofits must qualify as, and attest to, being a low-income provider.

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

Income eligibility:

Income must be below 400% of the federal poverty guideline and based upon the applicant's household size.

To see if you meet the income requirements, please use the Income Eligibility Calculator webpage. Charge Ahead applicants must provide documentation showing proof of income eligibility. This can be done prior to the purchase or lease by completing the Charge Ahead Prequalification Application, or post-purchase or lease by completing a paper rebate application. Please note, prequalification vouchers must be used at the point of sale or lease for new eligible vehicles. 

To apply post-purchase or lease, complete and mail a paper rebate application. Once our third-party administrator, the Center for Sustainable Energy, receives it, they will contact you via email with information on how to upload your income information to verify eligibility. 

Rebate amount:

  • $6,500 for battery under 10 kWh
  • $7,500 for battery of 10 kWh or more

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

How to apply

  • Standard Rebate: Individuals and dealers may apply online.

  • Charge Ahead Rebate:

    • ​Dealers – Apply online with an applicant's Prequalification Voucher 
    • Individuals and low-income service providers – Mail completed paper application​ 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 allowed.

Additional requirements

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

Rebate availability is dependent on program funding at the time of vehicle purchase or lease. Visit the Available Rebate Funding​ page before your purchase or lease to confirm rebate availability.


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

Additional requirements

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

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

Rebate availability is dependent on program funding at the time of vehicle purchase or lease. Visit the Available Rebate Funding page before your purchase or lease to confirm rebate availability.

Questions?

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