Rhode Island Zero Emission Vehicle Action Plan

The ZEV Action Plan created a process to guide state and local decision makers on how to successfully increase the number of ZEVs on Rhode Island roadways.

For more information on the ZEV Action Plan, please contact Sara Canabarro at Sara.Canabarro@energy.ri.gov.


Formed in 2014, the Rhode Island ZEV Working Group was a collaboration between the Office of Energy Resources (OER), the Department of Environmental Management (DEM), the Department of Transportation (DOT), and Ocean State Clean Cities (OSCC) to bring together state and quasi-state agencies, private and nonprofit companies, auto dealers, and utility providers to discuss the actions necessary to promote the responsible growth of the ZEV market in Rhode Island. The working group was tasked with exploring issues critical to the efficient and effective deployment of ZEV solutions across the policy, regulatory, and business landscapes. The mission of the RI ZEV Working Group was to:

  • Further expand access to electric and fuel cell vehicle infrastructure in Rhode Island;
  • Encourage the purchase and lease of electric and fuel cell vehicles;
  • Reduce the up-front costs associated with electric and fuel cell vehicle purchases; and
  • Identify strategies to remove barriers for electric and fuel cell vehicle deployment