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In addition to the cost savings you'll get from driving an EV, you may qualify for EWEB rebates and state and federal tax credits.
EWEB aims to expand Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE), commonly called "charging station", in our community through our Smart Charge rebates for qualifying commercial public charging stations.
Our rebates support the following types of stations:
Installing an EVSE can be highly variable in scope and costs. Visit our "Thinking about adding a charging station?" page to learn more.
EWEB may request a pre or post-inspection of the project to verify compliance with program requirements. The rebate check will be sent directly to the applicant 4-6 weeks after approval.
As a business or multifamily owner, having a public level 2 charging station can help increase the convenience and affordability of driving electric for your employees, customers, and tenants. Level 2 EVSE can provide 20 plus miles of driving range per hour of charging. Learn more about level 2 charging stations and developing infrastructure to charge plug-in electric vehicles.
Customers installing new level 2 public charging stations at their business, workplace, fleet, or multifamily housing site buildings (5 units or more) may qualify for a $1,500 rebate per station. Multifamily affordable housing sites may qualify for a $2,000 rebate per station.
Qualifications for Level 2 EVSE
Direct current fast charging (DCFC) stations offer rapid charging speeds of over 100 miles of driving range per hour of charging. Learn more about DCFC stations and developing infrastructure to charge plug-in electric vehicles.
Customers installing new single-port DCFC public stations may qualify for a $10,000 rebate per station. Customers installing new multi-port DCFC public stations may qualify for a $15,000 rebate per station.
Qualifications for DCFC EVSE
Entities providing public charging, including workplace, fleet, business and multifamily may qualify for additional revenue generation through the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Clean Fuels Program. The program allows EVSE operators to generate Clean Fuels credits, which can then be monetized. This is not an EWEB program. Visit DEQ's Clean Fuels Program website or contact OregonCleanFuels@deq.state.or.us to learn more.
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.
Our Business Growth and Retention Program offers discounted electric pricing.
We offer rebates and loans to help your business save money through energy and water efficiency.