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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.
An electrical permit is required for the installation of a Level 2 home charging station. Eugene residents should contact the City of Eugene permit office for specific requirements regarding permitting and inspections before installation.
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 the purchase and installation of a qualified level 2 home charging station.
Funding for this program is in part made possible by the Oregon Clean Fuels Program (CFP) administered by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ).
If you are planning on installing an EV charging station, contact EWEB Distribution Engineering at firstname.lastname@example.org to inform them of the additional load from your EV charging station. The added electric load of installing an EV charging station may result in costs for upgrading facilities such as transformers, conductors, or other equipment upstream from your service. If the EWEB engineering analysis confirms that equipment must be upgraded to accommodate the added electric load, the Customer will be responsible for these charges related to upgrading the equipment, per EWEB Electrical Utility Operational Policies. This is a separate process from the EV home charging rebate program.
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The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality's Oregon Clean Vehicle and Charge Ahead Rebate programs can save Oregonians up to $7,500 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 $5,000 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.
EWEB and our community partners host events to provide customers the opportunity to ask questions and experience electric transportation firsthand.
You don't have to own a car to drive electric. Our partnership with Forth Mobility brings three electric car sharing stations to Eugene, including a dedicated station for residents of St. Vincent de Paul's Iris Place.
Help reduce your utility bill and lower your carbon footprint by living green. We offer rebates and loans for your home or rental property that can help offset the upfront cost to upgrade heating, cooling, water heating, windows and insulation.
Lower your operating costs and reduce your business’s carbon footprint by working green. We offer a variety of incentives to help you make improvements to your facilities.