McKee launches new electric vehicle rebate program

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Gov. Dan McKee will launch a new electric vehicle rebate program on Tuesday.

DRIVEEV is part of governor’s RI Momentum Tour to support the adoption of electric vehicles across the state.

“We are building on our momentum to make Rhode Island a leader in the green economy and doubling down on our Administration’s commitment to clean air and zero-emission sustainable energy,” McKee tweeted.

In March, McKee said the state’s budget would include $23 million to increase the number of publicly available electric vehicle charging stations and that rebates could be up to $2,500 for new cars.

The governor signed the $13.6 billion state budget to provide relief for Rhode Islanders Monday. One item not included was a gas tax suspension.

“Coupled with proposed investment in our state’s charging station network, this EV rebate program will help reduce GHG emissions and other pollution-driven impacts from our transportation sector,” said State Energy Commissioner Nicholas S. Ucci.

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