Any new motor vehicle or new motor vehicle engine when the registration results from the initial retail sale thereof.
Any motor vehicle:
Not registered in areas designated under subsection (2)(a) of this section, including any expansion of such boundary under subsection (2)(b) of this section, with a model year that predates by more than 20 years the year in which registration or renewal of registration is required; or
Registered in areas designated under subsection (2)(a) of this section, including any expansion of such boundary under subsection (2)(b) of this section, with a model year of 1974 or earlier.
Special interest vehicles that are maintained as collectors’ items and used for exhibitions, parades, club activities and similar uses but not used primarily for the transportation of persons or property.
Electric motor vehicles. This subsection does not exempt hybrid motor vehicles that use electricity and another source of motive power.
First response rescue units operated by political subdivisions of this state that are not used to transport persons who are ill or injured or who have disabilities.
A vehicle that is currently registered in Oregon at the time application for new registration is received by the Department of Transportation if the new registration is a result of a change in the registration or plate type and the application is received at least four months prior to the expiration of the existing registration.
Any Class I, Class II, Class III or Class IV all-terrain vehicle.
An original equipment manufacturer vehicle that is engineered, designed, produced and warranted to use natural gas as its only fuel source.