Take Advantage of New EV Charging Station Funding


By Joshua Baker

Big updates and incentives coming soon for businesses and properties interested in adding EV charging stations to their property and for Oregonians interested in buying their own new or used EV or plug-in hybrid.

ODOT’s Community Charging Rebates program to support the installation of Level 2 charging stations throughout Oregon

The Community Charging Rebates program is part of ODOT’s $100 million commitment to accelerate the deployment of EV charging along major roads and within Oregon communities over the next five years.

Round 2 of the program will be launched on March 5th, 2024 and will distribute $2.5 million in funding. Round 1 funds went very quickly, so if you are interested, this is the time to get ready to apply for Round 2.

Lloyd EcoDistrict and our partners at Conserve Energy want to help you access these funds with our CHAMP initiative, our electric vehicle charging station installation program that supports reducing carbon emissions, meets tenant changing needs, provides excellent ROI, as well as direct social & community benefits.

ODOT’s Community Charging Rebate program will support the installation of Level 2 charging stations throughout Oregon at the following types of sites:

  • Multi-family housing sites (must be accessible to all residents)
  • Workplaces (must be accessible to all employees)
  • Publicly accessible parking lots and spaces, including right-of-way parking. Examples of publicly accessible sites ideal for this program include tourist destinations, hotels, public parking, shopping centers, restaurants, grocery stores, gyms, laundromats, movie theaters, etc. The charging station needs to be available to the public a minimum of 60 hours per week and be reasonably expected to be visited by the public.

Public and private entities are eligible applicants, and rebates will cover up to 75% of eligible costs up to a maximum of $3,500- $5,500 per port depending on the type of entity and charger capacity.

The ODOT Community Charging Rebates can be combined with other incentives, such as those provided by your local electric utility company to reduce the upfront cost and increase the ROI:

Portland General Electric is currently offering up to $1,000/port for Commercial EV Chargers, and up to $2,300/port for multi-family EV Chargers.

Pacific Power is currently offering Up to $1,000/port for Commercial or Multi-family EV Chargers
Conserve Energy and Lloyd EcoDistrict can help you to select and install EV charger hardware and software that meets your needs, qualifies for incentives, and delivers an attractive return on your investment.


Oregon Clean Vehicle Charge Ahead Rebate for Oregonians interested in purchasing an EV

It’s time to get ready! While the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has not yet announced the 2024 re-opening of the Oregon Clean Vehicle Rebate Program, the agency has re-launched the online prequalification application for the Oregon Clean Vehicle Charge Ahead Rebate.

Low- and moderate-income households, in other words those with a household income of less than 400% of the federal poverty guideline can receive $5,000 for the purchase or lease of a used battery electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle and up to $7,500 for the purchase or lease of a new battery electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle when combined with the Standard Rebate.

To determine if you are eligible, check DEQ’s Income Eligibility Calculator. The pre-qualification process allows Charge Ahead applicants to get a pre-qualification voucher that can be used at point of sale or lease at any participating dealership. DEQ provides a map and list of dealerships active in the rebate program.