Oregon committed many years ago to follow California’s direction in mandating sales of plug-in vehicles. Portland especially has become an electric-vehicle hub. But it took until now for the state to put into motion something that will matter a lot: cash on the hood.
The state’s legislature has just passed an up to $2500 rebate on the purchase or lease of a new electric vehicle. The program is, for most intents and purposes, a point-of-sale rebate, as it may be given that way at...