Electrify RI

Electric Vehicle Charging Station Incentive Program

As of July 12, 2021, the Electrify RI program has been fully subscribed and funds are no longer available.

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Electrify RI is an electric vehicle (EV) charging station incentive program, administered by the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER), that seeks to make more charging stations accessible to Rhode Island drivers. The increased availability of charging stations will encourage state residents and business to make the switch to electric vehicles in order to reduce transportation-related carbon emissions and pollutants.

This $1.4 million incentive program will help fund the installation of new EV charging stations – including Level II and Direct Current Fast Charging (DCFC) – at Rhode Island workplaces, multi-unit dwellings, state and local government properties, and publicly-accessible locations. Incentives will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Organizations that wish to apply for Electrify RI incentives should review the applicable program guidance document to ensure they meet the eligibility criteria. Program documentation, including guidance documents and an incentive application for qualified entities, are available in the “How to Get Started” section of this webpage.

The funds for Electrify RI come from the Volkswagen Diesel Settlement (VW Settlement) Environmental Mitigation Trust and are being invested according to the state’s Beneficiary Mitigation Plan (BMP) to achieve significant and sustained reductions in diesel emissions and expedite development and widespread adoption of zero emission vehicles. Other funds from this settlement are supporting an all-electric bus pilot program at the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA). For more information on the VW settlement, please visit here.

How to Get Started

  1. Review our Program Overview to determine whether your entity is qualified to participate

  2. Review the applicable Program Guidance Document

  3. Complete the applicable Incentive Application Form

  4. OER will review your application and notify you if approved

    If approved, OER will issue an Approval Letter, contract documents and reserve your qualified incentives while your charging station is constructed and made operational.

  5. The project has been inspected and approved

    Upon notification from OER that the project has been inspected and approved, the Applicant may submit the Request for Payment Form to receive their incentives: