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Driving Rhode Island to Vehicle Electrification (DRIVE)

Purchase or lease an eligible electric vehicle and apply for your rebate today!

DRIVE is an Electric Vehicle (EV) rebate program designed by the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER) to support adoption of electric vehicles by Ocean State drivers. Through DRIVE, qualified Rhode Island residents interested in purchasing or leasing an electric vehicle (EV) will be able to apply for a financial rebate of up to $2,500, based upon vehicle battery capacity. Modeled closely on existing rebate programs offered in other states, DRIVE offers the potential to increase the total number of EVs on Rhode Island roadways by 20-35%.

For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.drive.ri.gov/

Drive Clean Rhode Island

Curious what it is like to drive an electric vehicle? Come experience what it is like for yourself! Join us June 4th, 2016 at Fort Adams State Park for a day long EV and clean energy fair for the chance to feel firsthand the acceleration, power, smoothness, quiet and style of the newest and hottest EVs! Learn about how to save money while driving the latest vehicles!

Vehicles Include: Tesla, Nissan, Chevrolet, VW and more!

Test drives are on a first-come, first-served basis with valid driver license.

Date: 6/4/2016
Time:10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location: 84 Fort Adams Dr, Newport, RI 02840

For further information, please contact:

Ryan Cote
Office of Energy Resources

Driving Rhode Island to Vehicle Electrification (DRIVE) Rebate Program


If you have any questions or would simply like more information, please contact the Program Manager, Ryan Cote via phone or email:

401-574-9118 | ryan.cote@energy.ri.gov