Buying an electric vehicle
Federal: 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.
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Oregon: Thanks to years of hard work by Forth and our partners, Oregon now has a purchase rebate of up to $2,500 for new all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles and an additional $2,500 for lower-income drivers to buy new or used electric cars. On August 2, 2018 the Oregon Supreme Court unanimously ruled against a lawsuit challenging how the program is funded, which will allow the Clean Vehicle Rebate Program to move forward. The Department of Environmental Quality will be working quickly to streamline the rebate system.
The standard rebate of up to $2,500 applies to the purchase or lease of any new electric or plug-in hybrid car with a base MSRP of $50,000 or less. The additional Charge Ahead rebate of up to $2,500 can be combined to provide $5,000 towards the purchase or lease of a new vehicle, or applied to a used electric car. Purchases made on or after January 1, 2018 are eligible for the rebate and buyers must fill out a Phase I application within six months of purchase (fill it out here). Buyers will be required to complete a Phase II application at a later date.
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Washington: In May 2018, the sales tax exemption for the purchase of electric vehicles expired. Forth and our partners are working diligently to re-establish a state-wide incentive for Washington State electric vehicle drivers.
Installing a charging station
Oregon: Oregon’s tax credit paid back up to $750 to cover half the cost of buying and installing a charging station, but expired at the end of 2017. If you installed a charger during 2017, you can still claim the credit.
Washington: Pay no sales tax when purchasing and installing an electric vehicle charger.