Oregon Laws and Incentives for AFV Manufacturer/Retrofitter
The list below contains summaries of all Oregon laws and incentives related to AFV Manufacturer/Retrofitter.
Alternative Fueling Infrastructure Tax Credit for Businesses
Business owners and others may be eligible for a tax credit of 35% of eligible costs for qualified alternative fuel infrastructure projects. Qualified infrastructure includes facilities for mixing, storing, compressing, or dispensing fuels for vehicles operating on electricity, ethanol, natural gas, and propane. Unused credits can be carried forward up to five years. Non-profit organizations and public entities that do not have an Oregon tax liability may receive the credit for an eligible project but must "pass-through" or transfer their project eligibility to a pass-through partner in exchange for a lump-sum cash payment. The Oregon Department of Energy determines the rate that is used to calculate the cash payment. The pass-through option is also available to a project owner with an Oregon tax liability who chooses to transfer their tax credit. The credit is available through December 31, 2018. (Reference Oregon Revised Statutes 315.366, 469B.320, and 469B.323)
Laws and Regulations
Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) Standards
Under the Oregon LEV Program, all new passenger cars, light-duty trucks, and medium-duty vehicles sold, leased, licensed, or delivered for sale in the state must meet California vehicle emissions standards stated in Title 13 of the California Code of Regulations, Section 1962. Exemptions may apply. Each motor vehicle manufacturer must comply with the fleet average emission requirements as well as the warranty, recall, and other applicable requirements. (Reference Oregon Revised Statutes 468A.360 and Oregon Administrative Rules 340-257)