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Here in the Pacific Northwest, where we enjoy abundant, low-cost hydroelectric power, electric vehicles make good business sense and are an important piece of the region's move away from fossil fuels. Utilities, delivery and distribution companies, and even rental car companies are increasingly recognizing the benefits of electrifying their fleets for their operations.
The low cost of ownership helps make EVs a smart choice for business owners.
We want to make it easy and affordable for your business to go fossil-free. We offer the following rebates and loans to support your purchase of EVs or installation of charging equipment at your business.
Rebate: EWEB's $300 Clean Ride Rebate can be applied to the cost of buying or leasing a new or used electric vehicle, or help offset the cost of charging infrastructure at your business. Download a printable Clean Ride Rebate flyer.
Loan: We offer a 4 percent loan to encourage the installation of charging infrastructure at commercial locations. The loan is offered to qualifying commercial customers who purchase and install Level 1, Level 2 or DC Fast Chargers at their place of business for employees and public use. Download an EV Charging Infrastructure Loan Form.
The online tool helps make electric vehicle shopping easy. PlugStar helps you find the EV that best meets your needs and gets you connected with a qualified EV dealer near you.Try PlugStar
Electric vehicles mean less money for gas and maintenance and more money to grow your business. In our area, it will cost you about $3 to go 100 miles in an electric vehicle, compared to about $11 in a gas-powered car. And fewer moving parts make electric vehicles ultra-low maintenance. Tax rebates and EWEB incentives help bring the cost of ownership down even more.
Compare annual vehicle energy costs for your business with this interactive EV Explorer.
Nearly 70% of consumers say they care whether a company has a socially responsible business model. Here in Eugene, where 90% of our power comes from renewable resources, replacing your fossil fuel burning cars with clean, efficient electric vehicles is one way to lower your business carbon footprint and build your reputation as a sustainability leader.
While any electric-powered car has the potential to significantly lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, you have a couple of electric options:
Pure Electric - Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) are powered entirely by electricity-no gas and no emissions. Like all electric vehicles, BEVs can also recharge their batteries through regenerative braking. Compare emissions and costs for several models of BEVs.
Plug-in Hybrid - PHEVs have both an electric battery and a gasoline engine. They get most of their power from the electric motor, which can be plugged in to charge the battery. The internal combustion engine acts as a back-up. Compare emissions and costs for several models of PHEVs.
Hybrid - Like Plug-in EVs, hybrids have both an electric battery and a gasoline engine. However, hybrids can't be recharged from the electric grid-all of their energy comes from gasoline and regenerative breaking.
In addition to EWEB's $300 Clean Ride Rebate, car buyers can save with state and federal tax credits.
Federal: $2,500 to $7,500 per new EV purchased for use in the U.S. Learn more at FuelEconomy.gov.
Oregon State EV tax rebate coming soon: Oregon's upcoming Zero Emission Vehicle Rebate Program will provide rebates on the purchase or lease of a new electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid vehicle with a base MSRP of $50,000 or less. Rebates will be $2,500 for vehicles with a battery capacity of 10 kWh or more and $1,500 for vehicles with a battery capacity of less than 10 kWh. Learn more.
Our Greenpower program is a voluntary program that allows you to support clean, sustainable energy and encourage renewable energy projects in our local community.