Posts tagged Oregon Clean Vehicle Rebate Program
Governor Brown Signs Zero-Emissions Target Bill Into Law
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We were excited to hear that Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 1044 – Oregon’s zero-emission vehicle target bill – into law earlier this week. The bill marks another step forward for Oregon’s climate goals and for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector.

More than a third of Oregon’s greenhouse gas emissions come from transportation, with a majority coming from passenger cars and trucks. ZEVs – which include battery electric, plug-in hybrid electric, and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles – have no tailpipe emissions.

The new law establishes targets for ZEV adoption in Oregon, aiming for at least 50,000 registered ZEVs by the end of 2020 and 250,000 by 2025. By 2035, we hope to see ZEVs representing at least 90 percent of new vehicle sales. The Oregon Department of Energy is tasked with monitoring these ZEV adoption goals and, if the state is not on target, recommending strategies to the Legislature to bolster ZEV adoption.

The law also requires that all light-duty vehicles owned or leased by the State of Oregon be ZEVs by 2029, and it gives Oregon’s schools the option to use public purpose charge funds to buy electric buses and charging stations.

Ready to help support Oregon’s goals and make the switch? ZEVs offer an average annual savings of about $850 in fuel costs per year, reduced maintenance costs, and potentially lower up-front costs than comparable combustion-engine vehicles due to state, local, and federal tax incentives. Most electric vehicles built today can drive between 150 and 240 miles on a single charge and are supported by hundreds of fast-charging stations throughout the state.

Learn more about electric vehicles at Go Electric Oregon, including available incentives from your local utility, the Department of Environmental Quality’s Oregon Clean Vehicle Rebate Program, and more.

Cadillac and Chevrolet Reach 200,000 Sales — Tax Credit Values Reduced

Cadillac and Chevrolet have joined automaker Tesla in reaching 200,000 electric vehicle sales in the United States — their EV models will now qualify for federal tax credits of up to $3,750.

The federal government’s Zero Emission Vehicle Incentive Program means each automaker’s eligible plug-in vehicles can receive a tax credit of up to $7,500 (based on vehicle battery size) until 200,000 eligible vehicles per manufacturer are registered in the U.S. After this point, the credit for that particular manufacturer will be reduced and phased out over time.

As of April 2019, Tesla, Cadillac, and Chevrolet have reached 200,000 sales, so models now have a reduced tax credit value of $3,750. Tesla buyers have until the end of June 2019 to receive the credit before it is further reduced; Cadillac and Chevrolet buyers have until the end of September 2019. After that, buyers can receive a tax credit up to $1,875.

Remember, EV incentives can be stacked — the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is offering rebates of up to $5,000 for EV buyers in Oregon. Some local utilities are also offering rebates for their customers. Check out Oregon’s current incentives.

Electric Vehicle Showcase Coming to Portland International Auto Show
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Bolts and e-trons and i3s, oh my!

Electric vehicles galore will be on display at the Portland International Auto Show from January 24-27 at the Oregon Convention Center.

An Electric Vehicle Showcase sponsored by the Oregon Electric Vehicle Association will have the latest and greatest in EVs, from all-electric plug-ins to hybrid models. The Columbia-Willamette Clean Cities Coalition, Oregon Department of Energy, Department of Environmental Quality, and Department of Transportation are teaming up at a booth outside the Showcase, so stop by to learn more about EV charging in Oregon, emerging technologies, and incentives!

PGE Customers Can Get $3,000 Off a 2018 Nissan LEAF
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PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC CUSTOMERS WHO PURCHASE A 2018 NISSAN LEAF BY JANUARY 1, 2019 CAN RECEIVE A $3,000 DISCOUNT ON THE PURCHASE PRICE, THANKS TO A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN PGE AND NISSAN.

This can mean big savings for Oregon electric vehicle drivers. The $3,000 savings can be combined with a federal tax credit up to $7,500 and an Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Clean Vehicle Rebate of up to $5,000. 

The starting MSRP for a 2018 LEAF is about $30,000 -- with a combined manufacturer discount, federal tax credit, and state rebate, PGE customers could save more than a third of the cost of the brand new zero-emissions ride. 

Learn more on PGE's website

Eugene Water & Electric Board Customers Can Save $3,000 on a New Nissan LEAF!
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Great news for Eugene Water and Electric Board customers!

EWEB customers who purchase a 2018 Nissan LEAF by January 2, 2019 can receive a $3,000 discount on the purchase price, thanks to a partnership between EWEB and Nissan.

This can mean big savings for Oregon electric vehicle drivers. The $3,000 savings can be combined with a federal tax credit up to $7,500 and an Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Clean Vehicle Rebate of up to $5,000. 

The starting MSRP for a 2018 LEAF is about $30,000 -- with a combined manufacturer discount, federal tax credit, and state rebate, EWEB customers could save more than a third of the cost of the brand new zero-emissions ride. 

Learn more on EWEB's website

EVs in the News: Oregonians Can Save Up to $12,500 on a New EV

Oregon's KGW news station is helping spread the word about electric vehicles in Oregon.

Earlier this week, they shared the great news about DEQ getting the green light to launch its Clean Vehicle and Charge Ahead rebate programs. 

"It means Oregon drivers can get more money on the hood for electric or plug-in vehicles," Jana Gastellum, climate program director for Oregon Environmental Council told KGW.

Read more on KGW News.

Pacific Power Customers Can Save an Extra $3,000 on a 2018 Nissan Leaf

Pacific Power customers who purchase a 2018 Nissan LEAF by January 2, 2019 can receive a $3,000 discount on the purchase price, thanks to a partnership between Pacific Power and Nissan.

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This can mean big savings for Oregon electric vehicle drivers. The $3,000 savings can be combined with a federal tax credit up to $7,500 and an Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Clean Vehicle Rebate of up to $2,500. 

The starting MSRP for a 2018 LEAF is about $30,000 -- with a combined manufacturer discount, federal tax credit, and state rebate, Pacific Power customers could save more than a third of the cost of the brand new zero-emissions ride. 

Learn more on Pacific Power's website

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

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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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