State Funding, Tax Credits, & Rebates: Rhode Island
The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER) DRIVE program offers up to $2,500, based upon vehicle battery capacity, to qualified Rhode Island residents interested in purchasing or leasing an EV. The purchase or lease must be executed on or after the program start date of January 29, 2016.
Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Tax Exemption - Warren
The town of Warren may allow excise tax exemptions of up to $100 for qualified AFVs registered in Warren. Qualified vehicles must be primarily fueled with one of the following: an electric motor drawing current from rechargeable batteries or fuel cells; gas produced from biomass, where biomass is defined as any organic material other than oil, natural gas, and coal; liquid, gaseous or solid synthetic fuels produced from coal; or coke or coke gas. (Reference Rhode Island General Laws 44-34-14)
Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) and Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Rebates
The Charge Up! program provides rebates to state and municipal agencies for the purchase and installation of publicly accessible Level 2 or DC fast chargers. Agencies are eligible for up to $60,000 in incentives for EVSE that are installed and operational on or after July 1, 2016. Agencies that install EVSE also qualify for up to $15,000 to support the purchase or lease of a new PEV acquired on or after July 1, 2016, as part of their public sector fleet. For more information, see the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources Charge Up! website.
Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Discounts - People's Power & Light (PP&L)
PP&L's Drive Green with PP&L program provides discounts on qualified PEVs purchased or leased from participating dealerships. The discount program is available to all consumers, including those that are not in PP&L's service territory. For more information, including participating dealerships and the discounts they offer, see the Drive Green with PP&L website.