Save when you buy. Save when you own.

With no gas, minimal maintenance and big purchase incentives, the math speaks for itself. 

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. 

Tax incentives: Home

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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OregonThanks 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.


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. 

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.
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Washington: Pay no sales tax when purchasing and installing an electric vehicle charger. 
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Tax incentives: Business

Federal: A federal income tax credit of up to $7,500 is available for new all-electric and plug-in hybrid cars. Slash the sticker price and electrify your business fleet.
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Oregon: Nonprofits, businesses and other Oregon organizations can get back up to 35% of the incremental cost of purchasing electric vehicles for their fleet. They can also receive a tax credit for up to 35% of the total cost of installing charging stations.
Here's how

Washington: Washington businesses can receive a tax credit of up to $20,000 per vehicle for purchasing or leasing electric vehicles. They’re also exempt from paying sales tax for purchasing and installing electric vehicle chargers.
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