DEQ Gets Green Light to Launch EV Rebate Program
The Oregon Supreme Court has cleared the way for the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality's Oregon Clean Vehicle Rebate Program.
Earlier this week, the Supreme Court published its opinion that will allow the State to collect a tax on car dealers; proceeds from the tax will fund the electric vehicle rebate program. Oregonians who purchase or lease qualifying all-electric or hybrid vehicles can apply for a rebate up to $2,500.
The rebate program will help Oregon reach the electric vehicle adoption goals outlined in Governor Brown's Executive Order 17-21. Go electric and help Oregon reach 50,000 registered electric vehicles on our roads by 2020!
DEQ started accepting initial applications for rebates in January 2018. The agency will now move forward with the full program.
In a news release today, DEQ Air Administrator Ali Mirzakhalili said, "The Oregon Clean Vehicle Rebate Program will help improve public health by reducing vehicle emissions. DEQ has an opportunity to provide an incentive for Oregonians to contribute to a more sustainable future."
Learn more about the Oregon Clean Vehicle Rebate Program.
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