EV Loan Program


UpGrade Ohio is partnering with Ohio University Credit Union to accelerate the drive toward alternative fuels through a unique loan program for car buyers – the EV Loan Program.

Local residents who live or work in Athens County can take advantage of 0% loans when they purchase a hybrid electric vehicle, plug-in hybrid, or all-electric vehicle. The program is available through June 8, 2017.

The EV Loan Program features:

  • 0% loans on 60 different hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or all-electric vehicles
  • no prepayment penalties
  • no application fee/prepaid finance charge
  • easy application process through the CATS Online homebanking system
  • GAP protection

Thanks to its ongoing partnership with OUCU, UpGrade Ohio is the primary outreach organization for the EV Loan Program. UpGrade provides informational outreach, general awareness of EVs and support through the EV Cruisers Club, the region’s only EV auto club.

Apply Now!

Step 1: Find your dream car from our list of all approved EVs.

Step 2: Fill out an application by calling Ohio University Credit Union at 740-597-2800; or e-mail .

Step 3: Learn more. See why electric vehicles are accelerating the move toward a clean-fuel economy.

If you would like to know more about EV transportation, contact us for more details:

Email Mathew Roberts, for information about the program.