Tesla Model 3 can be acquired for less than $27,000 in Oregon: estimate


With Tesla’s recent round of price cuts for its entire lineup of premium all-electric vehicles, cars like the Model 3 sedan have become more affordable to mainstream car buyers. At $43,490 before incentives, the Model 3 RWD is a bang-for-the-buck all-electric car with ample range, power, and a suite of impressive active and passive safety features. 

But for residents in the US state of Oregon, the Model 3 RWD can be acquired for an even lower price. With the state’s incentives, the base Model 3 could be acquired for as low as $26,990-$28,390. That’s almost Toyota Corolla territory. After all, a well-equipped 2023 Toyota Corolla XSE could hike up the price of the humble Japanese sedan to about $26,500. 

Electric vehicle buyers from Oregon are able to stack incentives so that they can pay a lower price for their selected EVs. Among these incentives is the $7,500 federal tax credit as well as an additional $7,500 incentive through the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality’s Oregon Clean Vehicle and Charge Ahead Rebate programs. 

Local Oregon residents could also get a rebate of up to $2,500 for the purchase or lease of a new electric car, and low and moderate income residents are offered an additional $5,000 incentive on qualified new or used electric cars, as noted in a report from The Street. Qualified electric cars become eligible for the incentive provided that its price does not exceed $50,000, which the Model 3 RWD meets. 

Other local incentives, such as utility rebates, could also be utilized by EV buyers. These incentives could range between $100 and $1,500. With these incentives in mind, the publication calculated the discounted prices of several popular electric vehicles in Oregon. Needless to say, they are very compelling. 

The Model 3 RWD, for example, has a purchase price of $43,490. With a Federal Tax Credit of $7,500; the Oregon Clean Vehicle Rebate of $2,500; the Oregon Charge Ahead Rebate of $5,000; and local incentives of $100-$1,500, electric vehicle buyers in the state could acquire a base Tesla Model 3 for just about $26,990-$28,390. 

But it’s not just the Model 3. The Ford Mustang Mach-E, which has an MSRP of $45,995, could be acquired for $29,495-$30,895 with Oregon’s incentives. The Chevrolet Bolt EV, which is an affordable electric car to begin with, could see its price drop to as low as $10,000-$11,400 in the state, and the Nissan Leaf, the veteran EV from Japan, could be acquired for as low as $11,540-$12,940. These prices, of course, assume that a car buyer meets the state’s criteria to qualify for the available tax credits and incentives. 

More details on Oregon’s EV incentives can be viewed here

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Tesla Model 3 can be acquired for less than $27,000 in Oregon: estimate
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