University of Oregon Office of Sustainability's rEV Up Eugene!

Interested in saving $12,000 or more on a new electric vehicle? Register here!

2018 Ford C-Max Energi Vehicle

Replacing your gasoline or diesel vehicle with an electric vehicle is one of the most impactful actions you can take to reduce your household carbon emissions. Studies show that electric vehicles are less expensive to own and operate than conventional automobiles. Still, electric vehicles aren't for everyone. The University of Oregon’s Office of Sustainability will present the pros and cons and costs of ownership at free public workshops to help people make informed decisions.

We teamed up with the City of Eugene and EWEB to help bring the benefits of cleaner, cheaper transportation to more households. Between April 18th and June 15th, 2018, those who attend a free workshop will receive exclusive discounts on electric vehicles from EWEB and local auto dealers. Discounts also apply to lease options, and the details will be explained at the workshop. Only workshop participants are eligible for the local dealer rEV Up Eugene! discounts. Only EWEB customers who attend a workshop are eligible for the extra EWEB rebate. The EWEB Drive Clean rebate is available to all EWEB customers.

The above local dealer discounts are provided exclusively for workshop participants by Guaranty Chevrolet, Kendall Ford, and Lithia Nissan.

The workshop will cover everything you need to know about owning an electric vehicle. Once you've complete a workshop, you will have until June 15th, 2018 to take advantage of the exclusive discounts. 

2018 Workshop dates: 

  • Wednesday, April 18th, 2018: 6:00-7:30 PM U of O campus, Allan Price Science Commons and Research Library,1344 Franklin Boulevard
  • Monday, April 23rd, 2018: 6:00-7:30 PM U of O campus, Allan Price Science Commons and Research Library,1344 Franklin Boulevard
  • Tuesday, May 15th, 2018: 6:00-7:30 PM EWEB (Eugene Water and Electric Board), 500 East 4th Avene, Community Room in the North Building
  • Monday, May 21st, 2018: 6:00-7:30 PM Location to be Announced, Eugene, Oregon

Register here!

Workshop Topics: 

  • EV 101
  • EV fueling costs compared to gas powered vehicles
  • Carbon emissions
  • Battery-range and life expectancy 
  • Charging options at home
  • Charging options around town 
  • Cost to insure an electric vehicle
  • Maintenance issues
  • Federal, state, and local incentives
  • Dealer and manufacturer incentives

Questions about the workshops? Contact Steve Mital, Director of the University of Oregon Office of Sustainability: or 541-346-0709