Empower EV Incentive

Empower EV Incentive Pilot Program
This new incentive supports adoption of electric vehicles and workplace charging infrastructure in Ashland. For most drivers, the Empower Incentive will pay for low-carbon, electric fuel for a year. Incentives are available for purchasing vehicles or for installing workplace chargers.

(Updated Feb 11, 2019)

What incentives are currently available?

The Empower EV pilot program began September 1, 2018 and runs through March 31, 2019. Funds are limited and will be distributed in order of applications received.

Ashland Electric customers may choose one of the options below:
  Qualifying new or used Battery Electric Vehicle $300
  Qualifying new or used Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle $200
  Qualifying Workplace EV Charger $500

Am I eligible?
All Ashland Municipal Electric Customers are eligible to apply for the vehicle incentives.
Only Commercial Electric accounts may apply for the workplace charging incentive.

Vehicles must be purchased (or new vehicle lease signed) during the pilot program window, between September 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019. 

How do I apply?
Before submitting your application, please check the top of this webpage or email stu.green@ashland.or.us to confirm applications are still being accepted. Application paperwork should be submitted by March 31, 2019.

1. Download the Empower EV application
        >> Download Application as PDF file
        >> Download Application as MS Word file
2. Attach supporting documentation for EV incentive (OR) Workplace Charging incentive.
3. Mail completed application, along with required documents, to the following address:

City of Ashland Attn: Larry Giardina, Empower EV Program
51 Winburn Way Ashland, OR 97520

Sample Workplace Charging Policies (required for workplace charger incentive). 

  • If you own a business, please consider having a workplace charging program. By doing so, you can provide help accelerate EV adoption and provide a valuable employee benefit. 
  • To ensure effective workplace charging, it's a good idea to have a formal policy. A formal policy provides clarity and guidance on topics such as:
    • When are chargers available, and for whom? 
    • Do certain vehicles have priority?
    • Does the workplace provide free charging, or do employees pay a fee?
  • Here are some helpful resources:

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