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 mid-to-low-income drivers to buy new or used electric cars through the Oregon Clean Vehicle Rebate Program.
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 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 a base MSRP of $50,000 or less for qualifying buyers (based on income).
The rebates can be combined to provide $5,000 towards the purchase or lease of a new vehicle.
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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Charging Infrastructure Tax Credits
Consumers who purchased qualified residential charging equipment prior to December 31, 2020, may receive a tax credit of up to $1,000.
Commercial charging equipment installed through December 31, 2020, 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.