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There’s no denying that electric vehicles (EVs) are expensive, but there are federal and state incentives like rebates and tax credits to make EVs more financially appealing.
But what state EV incentive programs are in place in Oregon?
Let’s see what current incentives are available in your area and whether or not you qualify for them.
Last Updated: August 2023
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What EV Incentives Are Available in Oregon?
Oregon has the following incentives in place for electric vehicles and associated purchases for charging:
- $2,500 rebate on the purchase of a qualifying EV
- An additional $5,000 on qualifying new or used EVs based on income
Let’s take a look at each of these in more detail.
Incentives for Purchasing an EV in Oregon
Oregon offers a rebate for up to $2,500 off the purchase of a new electric vehicle.
To qualify, EV buyers must meet the following purchase criteria:
- Standard rebate:
- Oregon residents, businesses, non-profits, and government agencies
- New battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles with a base MSRP under $50,000
- New zero-emission motorcycles
- No income requirement
- $750 for zero-emission motorcycles, $1,500 for a battery under 10 kWh, and $2,500 for a battery of 10 kWh or more
- Applications must be submitted within 6 months after the purchase or lease date.
- Charge Ahead rebate:
- Oregon residents and nonprofits that are low- to moderate-income service providers
- New or used battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles with an original base MSRP under $50,000
- Income must be below 400% of the federal poverty guideline and based on the applicant's household size
- $5,000 for new or used eligible vehicles
- Applications must be submitted within six months after the purchase or lease date.
Additional incentives may be available to low-income applicants. Visit this state information site to see if you meet the requirements.
Other EV Incentives Offered in Oregon
Oregon offers the following incentives for electric vehicle charging, maintenance, or related benefits:
- ODOT's Community Charging Rebates Program - Rebates ranging from $4,250 - $5,500 per charging port or up to 75% of eligible project costs, whichever is less. Eligible businesses, public entities, Tribes, and multifamily home complexes can apply.
- Central Electric Co-op - Central Electric customers can receive rebates of up to $50 per electric vehicle registered in the Co-op’s territory, $150 for making their home EV ready with a NEMA 14-50 outlet, $200 for any Level 2 charger, and $450 for a BPA Qualified Level 2 charger.
- Midstate Electric Cooperative - eligible EV owners can submit a survey for a $100 incentive.
- For citywide incentives, check the full list of rebates and incentives.
Now that you know what electric vehicle incentives are available in Oregon, what else do you need to know about making the switch to all-electric transportation?
Read our guidance on how to prepare for an EV to make sure the models you’re considering will meet your real-world driving needs!
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there incentives for purchasing an electric vehicle in Oregon?
Yes, there are state-level incentives in place when you purchase an EV in the state of Oregon. New buyers can get up to $2,500 off the purchase of a new electric vehicle and may also qualify for federal EV incentives. Also, check out our picks for the best deals on EVs.
Are there additional fees for purchasing an electric vehicle in Oregon?
Yes, there are additional fees to pay when you purchase an EV in the state of Oregon. A $110 registration fee is charged to make up for the tax revenue lost now that you will no longer buy gasoline or diesel.
Does sales tax apply when I buy an EV in Oregon?
Sales tax is applied to electric vehicle purchases in Oregon at the same rate as traditional combustion vehicles. Visit our resource page to find the vehicle sales tax in Oregon.