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. Any purchase made after January 1, 2018 should be eligible for the rebate, with three important caveats:

  • Buyers must fill out a Phase I application within six months of purchase (fill it out here).
  • The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has proposed draft rules, which it expects to have finalized by May. Once the rules are established, buyers will be required to fill out a Phase II application.
  • A lawsuit filed by Oregon/Idaho AAA will likely delay DEQ’s ability to pay out rebates until Summer 2018 at the soonest; if successful, the lawsuit would eliminate funding for rebates altogether.


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: Go electric to save big on taxes. Most electric vehicles are exempt from state sales tax.
Learn what qualifies


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.
Here’s how

Washington: Pay no sales tax when purchasing and installing an electric vehicle charger. 
Learn more

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.
Learn more

 

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