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Here in the Pacific Northwest, where we enjoy abundant, low-cost hydroelectric power, electric vehicles are a smart economic choice and an important piece of the region's move away from fossil fuels. If you're thinking about buying an EV, we can help with incentives, information and expertise.
Transportation electrification is an important and smart solution towards community carbon reduction goals. And the low cost of ownership helps make EVs accessible to a range of income levels, bringing the benefits of cleaner, cheaper transportation to more households.
We want to make it easy and affordable to go fossil-free. EWEB's $300 Clean Ride Rebate will pay for clean, electric fuel for a year for most drivers, or help offset the cost of a home charging station.
The incentive is available to customers who purchase or lease a new or used qualifying electric vehicle.Rebate application form
Through January 2, 2019, EWEB customers are eligible for a $3,000 incentive on the newly designed 2018 Nissan LEAF. This offer adds to existing utility, state and federal incentives.
The purchase incentive is funded entirely through Nissan North America. See flyer for details and contact a Nissan dealership for additional information.Download flyer
Here in Eugene, where 90% of our power comes from renewable resources, replacing your fossil fuel burning car with a clean, efficient electric vehicle is one way to lower your personal carbon footprint.
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 braking.
Because the average U.S. household spends nearly one-fifth of its total family expenditures on transportation, saving on fuel can make a big difference in terms of the average family's budget. In our area it will cost you about $3.00 to go 100 miles in an electric vehicle, compared to $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 daily commute with this interactive EV Explorer.
Regenerative braking, high-torque electric motors and other technology innovations are making EVs the driver's choice for a fun, high-performance ride. And today's electric cars can get 100 to 300 miles per charge.Learn more about EV charging
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: Oregon's Zero Emission Vehicle Rebate Program provides 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 are $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.
Additionally, Oregon has created the "Charge Ahead" fund that offers additional rebates of up to $2,500 for low- and moderate-income drivers who replace a car that is at least 20 years old with a new or used electric vehicle. These "Charge Ahead" rebates can be combined with the standard rebates to offer up to $5,000 towards the price of a new electric vehicle. Learn more about state tax credits.