Oregon Clean Vehicle Rebate Program

×Due to overwhelming demand and limited funding, rebates were suspended on May 1, 2023. Any vehicles purchased or leased on or after May 1, 2023 are not eligible to apply for the rebate. The program anticipates reopening in spring 2024. Low- and moderate-income households can prequalify for the $5,000 Charge Ahead rebate by completing the application now at https://apps.oregon.gov/DEQ/Voucher/apply.

Overview

The Oregon Clean Vehicle Rebate Program (OCVRP) offers rebates for Oregon drivers who purchase or lease electric vehicles. It is not a tax credit. DEQ designed the Program to reduce vehicle emissions by encouraging the purchase or lease of electric vehicles instead of gas vehicles.

Funding for OCVRP has been exhausted, but applications for eligible vehicles purchased or leased prior to May 1, 2023 are still being accepted and placed on a rebate waitlist. Applicants have six months from their date of purchase or lease to apply for a rebate.

At this time, we anticipate reopening in March 2024, when funding is replenished.  The OCVRP website will be updated when the program receives funding, so please continue to check the website homepage for program updates.

Qualified applicants on the rebate waitlist will receive payment when the program receives more funding from the State of Oregon. 

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Rebate Amounts

Standard Rebate

  • $2,500 off a new eligible vehicle with a battery capacity of 10 kWh or more
  • $1,500 off a new eligible vehicle with a battery capacity of less than 10 kWh
  • $750 off an eligible new zero-emission motorcycle

Charge Ahead Rebate

  • $5,000 off a new or used eligible vehicle.

Standard and Charge Ahead Rebates can be combined for up to $7,500 toward the purchase or lease of a new eligible vehicle.

How to Apply

 

Standard Rebate

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Oregon Residents

Apply at a participating dealership if you are looking to purchase or lease a new, eligible EV. Residents can also submit an application online if they did not apply at the dealership.

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Organizations

For Oregon businesses, nonprofit organizations or government agencies that have already purchased or leased a new, eligible EV.

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Charge Ahead Rebate

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At the Dealership

Oregon residents that are eligible for Charge Ahead can get pre-qualified to apply directly at a participating dealership when purchasing or leasing a new, eligible EV.

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Paper Application Form

For eligible Charge Ahead applicants and low income service providers that have already purchased or leased a new or used eligible EV. See eligibility requirements.

Apply Now

Useful Program Resources

  • Dealer Brochure – Details on how to register to provide “cash on the hood” at the point of sale, who qualifies for the rebates, rebate amounts, which vehicles are eligible and more. 
  • Consumer Brochure – Details on how to receive “cash on the hood” at the point of sale, who qualifies for the rebates, rebate amounts, which vehicles are eligible and more.
  • Sign up for Program updates from Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.