Our goal is to expand Ashland and the Rogue Valley's electric fleet and bring attention to the feasibility and economic benefits of EVs.
Electric Vehicles Ashland
Moving Ashland off fossil fuels, one EV at a time
Electric Vehicles Ashland (EVA) is creating a pool of electric vehicles (EVs) for local businesses and other organizations that provide services in Ashland (e.g. food or floral delivery, real estate, home medical care, food bank, hospitality, etc.). New and low-mileage used vehicles can be purchased by participants, with monetary incentives and a fleet discount from EVA. All residents of the Rogue Valley can participate as well, and will receive the same fleet discounts as businesses.
Businesses and non-profit organizations get the following EVA rebate (in addition to state, federal, and city credits):
Electric car purchases by businesses – $1,500 for first 2 participants, $1,000 for others
Electric car leases by Ashland businesses – $500
Electric bikes for business travel – $300
Non-profit organizations – Additional $500 for car purchases or $250 for leases or e-bikes
Grant monies are limited: first come, first served
EVA incentives (for high mileage businesses) and fleet discounts (for all participants) reduce the cost of EVs
Low mileage (around 10-20k miles) previously-owned cars can cost as little as $4,000 (after the incentive) while new cars are expected to cost $20,000-$40,000. State and federal tax credits of up to $12,500 are available for new car purchases, and up to $2,500 for a used car purchase, depending on eligibility. An additional EVA incentive of $1,000-$2,000 is available for local businesses and non-profits.
Businesses and non-profit organizations are eligible for EVA incentives if the following criteria are met:
Majority (>50%) of daily travel of the vehicle must be in Ashland
Vehicle travels at least 25 miles per week, on average
Vehicle must be all electric (plug-in hybrids not eligible)
Vehicle must be purchased or leased, and delivery taken, between July 2018 - June 2019
Purchase price of vehicle is under $50,000
Recipient will display a non-intrusive EVA sign on the vehicle for at least one year upon purchase or lease (style negotiable)
Recipient agrees to report mileage, approximate charging cost, service or maintenance costs, over the course of one year
New or Used EVs
EVA helps you purchase many makes and models of EVs
Including (but not limited to):
Chevrolet Spark EV
Kia Soul EV
Smart Fortwo EV
Approximate Price List
These are approximate prices - the exact used vehicle miles and price depend on what is available at the time. New cars are listed by MSRP but fleet discounts will lower the price further. Qualifying businesses and non-profits get an ADDITIONAL $1,000-$2,000 EVA incentive.
You are also welcome to find your own vehicle and still apply for the incentives!
A City of Ashland incentive of $500 for a workplace charger is available through March 2019.