Great choice! Not only will you own a smarter, cleaner, higher-performing car that costs you less money to own and operate, you’ll be making a significant contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in our community.
Between the savings at the pump to the ability to charge at home or on the go, going electric is a great choice. Plus you’ll be helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions!
When it comes to EVs, you have options. Plug-in Hybrid? All Electric? Here’s the deal. Need more information? Visit Oregoin’ Electric.
These run like an EV and use battery power for the first several miles but then switch over to gas power to extend the range when the battery charge is depleted. The Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid is an example of a plug-in hybrid car.
All-electric cars don’t use any gas, ever. The Volkswagen ID.4 is an example of an all-electric car. Just plug it in for a few hours at home or at one of the handy charging stations around town, and you’re good!
Not only do electric vehicles cost less to operate, but there are also substantial rebates and incentives that save you thousands of dollars when you purchase or lease your new EV.
Oregon Clean Vehicle Rebate – Up to $2,500 rebate
Oregon Charge Ahead Rebate – Up to $5,000 rebate (for Oregon residents who qualify as earning a “moderate” income)
Federal Tax Credit – Up to $7,500
Rebates and incentives vary depending on vehicle model, purchase dates and personal income. You can find the latest information here .
Rebates on faster home chargers
Rebates on electrical panel upgrades
Ongoing bill credits
We're electrifying our fleet and invite you to do the same. We have all kinds of expertise to help you every step of the way, and can even help you fund it!
It’s easy to do your part to reduce greenhouse gas emissions when you drive an electric vehicle. Here in Oregon, gas engines account for 40 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. EVs? Virtually zero tailpipe emissions. And you can make your electricity mix 100% carbon free with our Green Future renewable power program.
Let's get real. Older electric vehicles did have one shortcoming: range. But that was a loooong time ago. Today, the average EV can travel 275 miles on a charge, and some models can go a bladder-stretching 450 miles before you have to re-charge. Compare how far different cars can go on a single charge with our EV Costs & Savings Calculator.
Either at home or on the go, charging an EV is simple, easy and with more and more charging places popping up, it's one less thing to worry about.