Global Automakers continues to support the ongoing need for electric vehicle purchase incentives and is pleased that Oregon is implementing a rebate. Rebates are critical to helping to build a robust market for these great, fun electric cars, because they help grow consumer awareness and encourage consumers to buy electric.

These comments, submitted jointly with the Auto Alliance, support the:

  • Proposed eligibility date of January 1, 2018 to make the rebate available to more customers;
  • Application of the full rebate values of $2,500 and $1,500 depending on battery capacity;
  • Inclusion of fuel cell electric vehicles in the promise of coming infrastructure and therefore market for these vehicles; and
  • “Charge Ahead” provisions aimed at encouraging customers with low and medium income of purchasing electric vehicles.