Incentives, Rebates & Savings

Good for your wallet and the planet

Good for your wallet and the planet

No gas, minimal maintenance and significant rebates can save you thousands.

Oregon

Thanks to years of hard work by Forth and our partners, Oregon drivers can receive up to $5,000 in rebates from the Oregon Clean Vehicle Rebate Program

Oregon offers a rebate of up to $2,500 for new all-electric, plug-in hybrid vehicles and zero-emission electric motorcycles and an additional $2,500 for mid-to-low-income drivers to buy new or used electric vehicles. 

The Standard Rebate of up to $2,500 applies to the purchase or lease of a new battery electric, plug-in hybrid vehicle or zero-emission electric motorcycle (from a dealer) with a base MSRP of $50,000 or less. 

The Charge Ahead rebate provides up to $2,500 off the purchase of a new or used electric or plug-in hybrid car (from a dealer) with an original base MSRP of under $50,000 for qualifying buyers (based on income. USE DEQ's income calculator to see if you may qualify). 

For more information and to stay up to date on the rebate application process, sign up for our newsletter below and subscribe to updates directly from DEQ’s website. If you have additional questions, please reach out at: oregoncvrp@energycenter.org,
855-EVEHICLE or 855-383-4425


Charging Infrastructure Rebates

Portland General Electric offers a pilot program that provides up to a $500 rebate for residential customers who own or lease an electric vehicle to install a charger at home. Income-eligible customers could qualify for up to a $1,000 rebate.

The new rebate program also rewards customers who allow PGE to shift their EV home charger’s energy use away from high demand times, when prices are high, or renewable resources are less available. This helps manage the grid and provides participants with a $25 reward at the end of each season. To learn more about the pilot program and to sign up, visit PGE’s website.


Charging Infrastructure Tax Credits

Consumers who purchase qualified residential charging equipment prior to December 31, 2021, may receive a tax credit of up to $1,000.

Commercial charging equipment installed through December 31, 2021, is eligible for a tax credit of 30% of the cost, not to exceed $30,000.

For more information about claiming the credit, see IRS Form 8911, which is available on the IRS Forms and Publications website. 

Washington

Tax incentive programs for electric and other alternative fuel vehicles and charging infrastructure are available for new or leased vehicles with a sales price of $45,000 or less, or a used vehicle with a sales price of $30,000 or less.

Clean alternative fuel and plug-in hybrid vehicles - sales/use tax exemptions

A sales and use tax exemption for new or used clean alternative fuel and certain plug-in hybrid vehicles is available in Washingon. The Department of Licensing maintains a list of qualifying vehicles.

For qualified new vehicles, the exempted amount is determined as follows:

Date
Sales or use tax exemption available
Aug. 1, 2019 - Jul. 31, 2021
up to $25,000 of the sales or lease price
Aug. 1, 2021 - Jul. 31, 2023
up to $20,000 of the sales or lease price
Aug. 1, 2023 - Jul. 31, 2025
up to $15,000 of the sales or lease price


Federal Tax Incentives

Buying an electric vehicle

Slash the sticker price with a federal income tax credit of up to $7,500. It’s available for new all-electric and plug-in hybrid cars. 

The federal government is offering a $7,500 tax credit for qualifying electric cars. Your eligibility for income tax credits depends on your personal tax situation. We recommend speaking with a tax professional for guidance.
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Everyday Savings

Dump the pump: With no more expensive trips to the gas station, electric car owners save an average of $850 a year on fuel alone. Plus, your new energy source is cleaner, local and priced more reliably.
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Repair no more: Say goodbye to oil changes and worn-down parts. Electric vehicles have fewer moving components, regenerative brakes that last twice as long and an oil-free motor, so you’ll spend less time (and less money) at the shop.

Park up close: Electric cars get VIP treatment at more and more shopping centers, workplaces and parking lots. Park close and watch the savings roll in. 

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