For those of you that live in Oregon, on Aug 2nd the Oregon Supreme Court issued a ruling upholding the funding method for the EV rebate program and the DEQ will start processing applications and issuing refunds.
You must apply (have applied) within 6 mos of purchase/lease. They were taking a "Phase I" application while the program was on hold, and they will process rebates in the order received.
The Clarity Electric qualifies for a $2,500 rebate.
The Clarity PHEV may
qualify for $2,500.
At issue is the warranty coverage on the PHEV. Oregon is one of the Section 177 states that has opted in to California’s vehicle emission standards. The Clean Air Act requires that opt-in states keep their rule requirements identical to California’s vehicle emission program. Oregon has not yet adopted the latest CA standards and the Oregon PHEV warranty requirements are lower. However, to qualify for the rebate a PHEV must meet the CA standards.
I pointed this out to Honda several months ago, and they have since changed the emissions warranty card to include Oregon in the same category as the other ZEV States (prior cards had Oregon listed as a 3rd Category with different warranty coverage).
Current warranty card: http://ev.owners.honda.com/Content/PDFs ... L06769.pdf
It is unclear at this point if Honda is going to extend the warranty coverage to all PHEV's sold in Oregon. Their most recent statement indicates the warranty coverage will be whatever the current Oregon requirements for PHEV's are, and any that were purchased before the legislature adpted current CA emissions requirements would hae the lower warranty coverage (and thus would not qualify for the rebate). The problem is that Oregon has not yet updated their requirements (there is a public comment hearing on Aug 14th in Portland).
If your Clarity PHEV has the warranty card as listed above, you likely qualify for the rebate. If your emissions warranty card has Oregon listed separately, you likely will not qualify unless Honda covers all PHEV's sold in Oregon with the current CA requirements.
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