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So far, Oregon has issued more than $9 million in standard rebates since December 2018 and more than 26,000 electric vehicles have been registered in the state since last August.

OPB - Lower-income rebates are available again.The wait for electric vehicle rebates is over for lower income Oregonians, now that the state is once again processing applications for $2,500 subsidies on the purchase of new or used electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles.

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality's rebate processing of applications from low- to middle-income EV buyers was brought back online after it was suspended in 2018. That's the result of DEQ's hiring of a third-party contractor to manage and securely process applicants' sensitive financial information.

"Rebates will now go out more quickly. We hope these rebates will encourage more Oregonians than ever to purchase zero-emission vehicles and partner with us to improve air quality while saving money," DEQ's Air Quality Division administrator Ali Mirzakhalili said.

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