Oregon Stops EV Rebate Program After Giving $75M In Funding

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Oregon has paused its electric vehicle rebate program and is instead focusing on adding new chargers to state parks.

The Oregon Clean Vehicle Rebate Program was suspended in March due to budgetary constraints, after distributing more than $75 million in funds since its inception in 2018.

Two cash options for consumers were paused on May 1 by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, which offered rebates of up to $2,500 for electric vehicles under $50,000 and $5,000 for low or moderate-income drivers. Drivers in Oregon were previously able to use both rebates for a total of $7,500 back.