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Oregon EV Tax Rebate

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by JWiC, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. JWiC

    JWiC Member

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    I'm hoping someone here might have some knowledge about this. Oregon just signed into law a transportation bill that includes a tax rebate for electric vehicles effective the beginning of the year, 2018. The rebate is up to $2,500. I'm trying to find out in what scenarios this new rebate can be applied to the purchase of a Model 3.

    One of the stipulations states "Has a base manufacturer’s suggested retail price of less than $50,000." If I am getting one of the earlier Model 3's (LR, Premium) the price is already $49,000. Add any option and it hits the threshold. However, the rule says base MSRP, does that mean Model 3 would qualify no matter what since its base price is $35,000 or does the rule pertain to the total price of the car including options? Also, does adding EAP/FSD count since it's purely a software update?

    I've attached the bill and the relevant section starts at pg 128. Any help or clarification would be very helpful. Thanks!
     

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  2. D-egg-O

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    I think the base price is referring to the base model 3 ($35K). The non-profit, Forth was involved with this legislation. They might know a bunch more details.
     
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    I would assume base MSRP for *that model* to be $35000 for the SR and $44000 for the LR. Never mind that you can't order any without this and that, the base for the two models are those prices.
     
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    I'm in Oregon too, but I think I'm not going to opt for the LR model, so I'll be good either way. I'm hoping to double-dip some rebates, and install an EVSE in 2017 to get the 50% install cost refunded. The device must be purchased in 2017, and they allow a few month grace period for installation. If it wasn't for the rebate, I would probably just opt for the 14-50 outlet installation. But with the up-to $750 credit (Hardware and install), I think I'll opt for the Tesla Wall Connector. Any other Oregonians planning on using the 2017 credit for home installs, and did the credit bump you from 14-50 to an EVSE?
     
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    Seeing that the SR has a 40a charger wouldn't the EVSE be pointless? The 14-50 would supply you with all the car can take.
     
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    I talked to state and Forth last month, and yes they said based on MSRP of less than 50k. Model 3 is 35k before options
     
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  7. JWiC

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    Excellent, that's good news. Every little bit helps. Thanks for everyone's responses.

    On the subject of installing an EVSE, I was thinking about doing that but I'll need to price it out. You still have to pay for half the cost of the wall connector, correct? So half of that + labor vs installing a NEMA 14-50. *sideways glance at wife* hmm

    Ops, gooch actually states 50% of the cost of the install. Need to read better however, I thought it was the cost of the wall connector not the device?
     
  8. thegooch49

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    Yeah, the wording on the credit form specifically says " $750 or 50 percent of the cost of the device, materials and installation, whichever is less." I take this as being a 50% credit on the grand total of the wall connector, and any labor that is incurred w/ the install of it. My guess is that it would be a bit less than the $750 max, depending on what installation would cost.

    Yes and No. The EVSE does seem a bit overkill just basing off of charging speed, but I thought it would be nice to leave the included Mobile Connector mobile (with the car). I think the wall connector is a bit of a cleaner look than having the mobile connector around, that would probably just end up laying on the floor of my garage all the time. If we assume that installation of a 14-50 is roughly the same cost as the install of a Wall Connector, I'd happily pay $250 (1/2 of the MSRP) to have a nice clean install of a wall connector, which frees up my included mobile connector to stay with the car. Maybe overkill, but I wouldn't say it's pointless.
     
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    We will probably stick with a NEMA 14-50. If my wife manages to find a job on our side of the river, we might not even need the 14-50. Her current commute is 33 miles a day, which might be a stretch for a 120/20 outlet; but if she can cut that to under 20 miles or even find something on the MAX line, no problem.
     

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