Electric vehicles (EVs) are driving the future of transportation in Oregon, and the state is charging ahead with a range of incentives to support this eco-friendly shift. Whether you’re a resident, a business owner, or part of a fleet, Oregon’s EV charging incentives are lighting the way toward a greener and more sustainable future.
1. The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT)
The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is taking the lead in transforming the state’s EV infrastructure. With a commitment of up to $7 million, ODOT aims to strategically place Level 2 charging stations in key locations, especially public parking areas and multi-family housing complexes.
They’re also offering rebates ranging from $4,250 to $5,500 per Level 2 charging port, covering up to 75% of eligible costs. This means that public and private investments in EV charging infrastructure can receive substantial support from the state. The deadline to seize this opportunity is October 13, 2023, so act fast to be a part of Oregon’s EV revolution.
70% of rebate funds are reserved for projects located within priority communities, defined as disadvantaged and rural communities. To identify disadvantaged communities, ODOT relies on its statewide equity map, while rural communities are identified based on the Office of Rural Health’s non-urban designation. The remaining 30% of the funds are available for projects across the entire state of Oregon. Once either funding category reaches full allocation, it will temporarily close to new applications until the next funding round begins.
2. Central Lincoln Community Owned Electric Utility: Energizing Residential and Workplace
Charging Central Lincoln Community Owned Electric Utility is empowering its commercial members with a generous incentive. If you’re a residential, workplace, or fleet charging enthusiast, you could be eligible for a rebate of up to $250 when you install a Level 2 charger at multi-family dwellings or businesses. The best part? There’s no deadline to claim this incentive, making it a great option for those ready to embrace EV charging.
3. City of Ashland
The City of Ashland is on a mission to encourage businesses to adopt workplace charging. Businesses in Ashland can receive rebates ranging from $500 to $1,000 when they install workplace chargers. With no set deadline, local businesses have the flexibility to make the switch to EV charging at their own pace, contributing to a cleaner environment for all.
4. EWEB’s Smart Charge Rebate
Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB) is empowering Oregon’s commercial sector with a substantial Smart Charge Rebate.
EWEB offers Smart Charge rebates for qualifying public charging stations, including Level 2 and Direct Current Fast Charging (DCFC) stations. These rebates help reduce the costs associated with installing EVSEs, providing up to $1,500 for commercial-grade Level 2 EVSEs and up to $10,000 for single-port DCFC public stations.
Business and multifamily property owners can further encourage EV adoption with EWEB’s rebates for public Level 2 EVSEs. The program is designed to increase EV convenience and affordability, offering rebates of up to $1,500 per port for commercial-grade EVSEs in various settings. Multifamily affordable housing sites may qualify for even higher rebates of up to $2,000 per port..
The best part? There’s no deadline, giving businesses ample time to invest in EV infrastructure.
5. Pacific Power: Pioneering EV Charging
Pacific Power is pioneering EV charging in Oregon with its rebate program. Commercial and business customers can receive up to $1,000 in rebates for installing EV chargers, while nonresidential customers (owners or managers) of multifamily residential buildings with three or more units can access rebates of up to $3,000. To qualify, Level 2 charging equipment must be approved by Pacific Power, but with no deadline, there’s time to make the transition to electric vehicles.
6. PGE’s Business EV Charging Pilot Program: Making Charging Affordable
Portland General Electric (PGE) is making EV charging more affordable for non-residential customers through its Business EV Charging Pilot Program. Install EV chargers at your commercial property and receive a rebate of $500 per port (chargers typically have one or two ports). Income-eligible multifamily properties can enjoy even greater benefits, with potential rebates of up to $2,300 per port. With no deadline in sight, businesses have the opportunity to embrace EV charging with confidence.
7. PGE Fleet Partner Program: Navigating the Transition to EVs
If you’re a fleet manager considering the transition to electric vehicles, PGE’s Fleet Partner Program has you covered. PGE offers in-depth analysis and tailored recommendations to help you navigate the planning process. With the information and support provided, you can secure leadership buy-in and execute your EV project with confidence.
8. Tillamook People’s Electric Utility: A Charge for Commercial Members
Tillamook People’s Electric Utility is empowering its commercial members with incentives for EV charger installations. Receive a rebate of up to $500 (or up to $1,000 for multi-port chargers) to install EV chargers at your commercial property. With no set deadline, Tillamook is encouraging businesses to join the EV revolution at their own pace.
Oregon’s EV charging incentives are sparking change across the state, offering financial support and encouragement to residents, businesses, and fleets ready to embrace electric vehicles. With no shortage of incentives and flexible deadlines, Oregon is driving toward a greener and more sustainable future on its own electric terms.