The Electrify RI Program

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

In October 2019, OER launched Electrify RI – an electric vehicle (EV) charging station incentive program that is supporting greenhouse gas emissions reductions across the state’s transportation sector by encouraging the adoption of more sustainable transportation solutions. The program has helped incentivize the installation of new EV charging stations at Rhode Island workplaces, multi-unit dwellings, state and local government properties, and publicly accessible locations. 

Electrify RI made $1.4 million available to Rhode Island companies, government entities, non-profits and multi-unit dwellings, on a first-come first-served basis, to install Level II and Direct Current Fast Charging (DCFC) stations.

As of March 2023, Electrify RI program has installed 70 Level 2 charging stations with 140 ports, and 23 DC Fast Chargers charging stations with 23 ports throughout the state of Rhode Island. 

For more information on the Electrify RI Program, please visit: https://energy.ri.gov/transportation/electric-vehicles/electrify-ri 

The funds for Electrify RI come from the Volkswagen Diesel Settlement (VW Settlement) Environmental Mitigation Trust and are being invested pursuant 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: www.dem.ri.gov/programs/air/vwsettle.php