Supreme Court ruling will help Oregonians buy more electric cars
The Oregon Supreme Court delivered a ruling today that clears the way to help thousands of Oregonians, including low-income families, buy electric cars with the help of state rebates.
“These rebates will help Oregonians breathe easier knowing that many more families will be able to afford clean cars that emit no pollution,” said Oregon Environmental Council Deputy Director Chris Hagerbaumer. “We hope that as Oregonians see more electric cars on the road, they’ll be inspired to learn about state incentives aimed at transitioning from polluting fossil fuels to cleaner energy.”
Oregonians can get up to $2,500 toward the purchase or lease of new plug-in hybrids or battery-only electric cars with base retail prices of less than $50,000. Buyers with low and moderate incomes can qualify for an additional rebate of up to $2,500.
Justices ruled that the funding legislation adopted in 2017 did not violate the Oregon Constitution in response to a petition filed by Oregon AAA, the Oregon Trucking Association and other parties last November.
Fantastic news! @AAAnews and the Oregon Trucking Association lost their court battle to throw out Oregon’s brand-new EV rebate program – so low + moderate income families will now be able to get up to $2500 toward a new/used vehicle. Learn more at: https://t.co/gFBNzhXvQJ https://t.co/kQiKtLOtCF
— Karin Power (@karin_power) August 2, 2018