Oregon Clean Vehicle Rebate Program

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The Oregon Clean Vehicle Rebate Program is open from April 3 through June 3, 2024. Funding for the Oregon Clean Vehicle Rebate Program has now run out.

If you purchase or lease an eligible vehicle from April 3, 2024, through June 3, 2024, you still have up to six months after the date of that purchase or lease to apply for a rebate. However, you may be placed on a waiting list to be paid once DEQ receives funding in early spring 2025.

Overview

The Oregon Clean Vehicle Rebate Program (OCVRP) offers rebates for Oregon drivers who purchase or lease electric vehicles. Unlike tax credits, OCVRP offers a rebate at the point of sale or after purchase for eligible electric vehicles. How to apply.

This initiative, overseen by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), aims to reduce vehicle emissions and promote the adoption of electric vehicles across the state.

Please note that due to high demand and limited funding, OCVRP will be open for a short time in 2024. Vehicles must be purchased or leased from 4/3/2024 to 6/3/2024, to be eligible for a rebate. Applicants have six months from their date of purchase or lease to apply.

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Rebate Amounts

Standard Rebate

The Standard Rebate provides up to $2,500 toward the purchase or lease of new, eligible zero-emission vehicles. All Oregon residents, businesses, nonprofits & government agencies are eligible to receive a Standard Rebate. There are no income requirements for the 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

The Charge Ahead Rebate provides low- to moderate-income households and low-income service providers a rebate of up to $7,500 toward the purchase or lease of an eligible new or used vehicle. To see if you meet the income requirements for your area, please use the Income Eligibility Calculator.

  • $7,500* off a new eligible vehicle with a battery capacity of 10 kWh or more
  • $6,500* off a new eligible vehicle with a battery capacity of less than 10 kWh
  • $5,000 off a used eligible vehicle (all battery sizes)
  • Zero-emission motorcycles are not eligible for a Charge Ahead Rebate.

*The “Standard Rebate” is included in this amount.

How To Apply

 

Point of Sale

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Standard Rebate

Oregon residents can apply for a Standard Rebate at a participating dealership when purchasing or leasing a new, eligible electric vehicle.

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Charge Ahead Rebate

Oregon residents that meet the income eligibility criteria for a Charge Ahead rebate can get pre-qualified to apply for the rebate at a participating dealership when purchasing or leasing a new or used eligible electric vehicle.

Get Prequalified

 

Post-Purchase

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Standard & Charge Ahead Rebates

Oregon residents can apply online for both the Standard and Charge Ahead rebates if you already purchased your vehicle and did not receive a rebate at the dealership. Applicants have six months from their date of purchase or lease to apply.

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Organizations

Oregon businesses, nonprofit organizations or government agencies that have already purchased or leased an eligible EV can apply online. Applicants have six months from their date of purchase or lease to apply.

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. 
  • Sign up for Program updates from Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.