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In addition to the cost savings you'll get from driving an EV, there are also tax and rebate incentives that could save you thousands of dollars on your purchase or lease.
A critical component of owning an EV is charging it. While you can charge your vehicle with a standard 120-volt outlet, a 240-volt Level 2 home Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE), commonly called "charging station" allows you to charge in less than a third of the time. This faster rate of charging allows for flexibility to charge your EV during off-peak times. EWEB recommends installing a 30 amp or higher EVSE to allow for faster charging speeds.
We want to make it easy, fast, and convenient to charge your EV at home using the cleanest, off-peak energy. EWEB's $500 Smart Charge Rebate can help you pay for a qualified level 2 home charging station, including qualified splitters. A splitter can allow the powering of two devices, including a dryer and an electric vehicle ,using the same and already existing 240V receptacle. This solution can be helpful if you do not have space in your electric panel, or if you are a renter who is unable to make changes to the home's electric service.
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The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality's Oregon Clean Vehicle and Charge Ahead Rebate programs can save Oregonians up to $5,000 on the purchase or lease of a qualifying electric vehicle. All Oregonians can receive up to $2,500 for the purchase or lease of a qualifying new EV. Low- and moderate-income Oregonians can save an additional $2,500 on qualifying new or used EVs. Learn more and download an application on DEQ's website.
If you are purchasing or leasing your car from a dealer, you may be able to receive your rebate at the time of purchase. DEQ has developed an interactive map to locate dealerships with this arrangement in place.
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 vehicle 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.
In addition, home or business installations of electric vehicle charging stations can receive a tax credit of up to 30 percent of the cost of installation. For more information about claiming the credit, see IRS Form 8911, which is available on the IRS Forms and Publications website.
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