Charge Ahead Rebate Income Eligibility Calculator

Rebate availability depends on program funding at the time of vehicle purchase or lease. Due to overwhelming demand and limited funding, rebates were suspended on May 1, 2023. Any vehicles purchased or leased on or after May 1, 2023 are not eligible to apply for the rebate. The program anticipates reopening in spring 2024. Low- and moderate-income households can prequalify for the $5,000 Charge Ahead rebate by completing the application now at https://apps.oregon.gov/DEQ/Voucher/apply.

To determine whether you meet the Charge Ahead income requirements, please reference the table below:

Household Size Maximum Household Income (Purchase/lease date between 1/15/2023 - 4/30/2023) Maximum Household Income (Purchase or lease date during 2024 program open dates)*
1 $58,320.00 $60,240.00
2 $78,880.00 $81,760.00
3 $99,440.00 $103,280.00
4 $120,000.00 $124,800.00
5 $140,560.00 $146,320.00
6 $161,120.00 $167,840.00
7 $181,680.00 $189,360.00
8 $202,240.0 $210,880.00
9 $222,800.00 $232,400.00
10 $243,360.00 $253,920.00
11 $263,920.00 $275,440.00
12 $284,480.00 $296,960.00

* 2024 Oregon Clean Vehicle Rebate Program open dates will be announced in the first quarter of 2024. Please continue to check the OCVRP website.

For vehicles purchased or leased prior to Jan. 1, 2022: To calculate whether you meet the Charge Ahead income requirements, please enter your location and household size. Household income must be less than 120% of the area median income for your closest metropolitan statistical area to receive the $2,500 Charge Ahead Rebate.

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You may be eligible for the Charge Ahead Rebate if you:

  1. Qualify as a low- or moderate-income household, depending on income and household size.
  2. Purchase or lease a new or used battery electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle

Charge Ahead income eligibility: Your household income must be below 400% of the federal poverty guideline to receive the $5,000 Charge Ahead Rebate.

The information provided here is to help you determine whether or not you might be eligible for the Charge Ahead Rebate. It does not guarantee that you will receive one, as we will need additional information from you to verify eligibility.

Charge Ahead applicants must provide documentation showing proof of income eligibility. This can be done prior to the purchase or lease by completing the Charge Ahead Prequalification Application, or post-purchase or lease by completing a paper rebate application and mailing it in. Please note, Prequalification Vouchers must be used at the point of sale or lease for the purchase of new eligible vehicles.

  • Household is defined as an individual living alone, a family with or without children, or a group of individuals living together as one economic unit.

  • For Charge Ahead income calculations, household income is gross annual household income which includes both taxable and non-taxable income sources. Gross annual income can include, but is not limited to the following: Wages, unemployment, workers' compensation, Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, public assistance, veterans' payments, survivor benefits, pension or retirement income, interest, dividends, rents, royalties, income from estates, trusts, educational assistance, alimony, child support, assistance from outside the household, and any other sources of income.

    • For post-purchase or lease applications, our third-part administrator, The Center for Sustainable Energy verifies the total gross income from the sum of Lines 1–7 on the 2021 or 2022 IRS Form 1040; Line 9 is not used to calculate total gross income. If applicable, CSE also verifies the total gross income from the sum of Lines 1-8z on 2021 or 2022 IRS Schedule 1 (Form 1040 or 1040-SR). If Line 8 on “Other Income” is negative, then it will not be included as part of total gross income.

    • For Charge Ahead Prequalification Vouchers, income is verified by the Oregon Department of Revenue using Oregon State tax transcripts.

  • Income is verified using a tax transcript for the Applicant from the year the vehicle was purchased or leased. If the tax transcript for that year is not available at the time the application is processed, the tax transcript from the previous year will be requested.