Individual Application

  • Current Terms and Conditions
  • Applicant Information
  • DRIVE+ Eligibility
  • Vehicle Information
  • Required Documents
  • Review
  • Complete

Please have these documents ready to upload when you fill out your application

DRIVE EV Applicants:

  • Rhode Island driver’s license  
  • Rhode Island registration certificate (dmv registration)  
  • The final sales or lease agreement, including an itemization of credits, discounts, and incentives received 
  • Complete and sign w-9 form (attached to the application)

DRIVE+ Applicants:

  • Rhode Island driver’s license  
  • Rhode Island registration certificate (dmv registration)  
  • The final sales or lease agreement, including an itemization of credits, discounts, and incentives received 
  • Complete and sign w-9 form (attached to the application)
  • Proof of participation on a State or Federal Income-qualified program (this document must at least show: Applicant name; name of qualifying program; The government entity or the managed care organization that issued document and have an issue date within the last 12 months or a future expiration date beyond the date of the application submission)

         OR

  • Complete and sign Self-Attestation form (attached to the application)

 

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Effective Date: 07/07/2022
 

REBATE PROCESS

Rebates are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis and issued to qualified recipients in a single payment within 4-6 weeks of application approval. Delays beyond normal processing times may occur. 

To apply for a rebate:

  1. After taking possession of the electric vehicle, submit an online application and your supporting documents. The Program Administrator will reserve funds for your rebate.
  2. Submit application and required supporting documentation within one hundred and twenty (120) days of the date of purchase or lease. If you do not have Internet access, please contact the program administrator at 401-574-9117.

Required supporting documentation includes the following:

  1. A copy of the Rhode Island registration certificate for the vehicle;
  2. A copy of the final sales or lease agreement with an itemization of credits, discounts and incentives received, if applicable;
  3. Proof of residency: If applying as an individual, a copy of the applicant’s Rhode Island driver’s license. If applying as an organization, such as a small-business, non-profit, or public sector entity, a copy of a local business license, articles of incorporation, articles of organization, statement of information, or other formation document filed with the Rhode Island Secretary of State.
  4. A completed and signed W-9 form.

The DRIVE EV program administrator will communicate regarding your application via email. It is your responsibility to check all DRIVE EV related emails for status updates and requests for additional required information. If you do not submit your application and required supporting documentation within one hundred and twenty (120) days of the date of purchase or lease, the Administrator will release the reserved rebate funds back to the program and you will no longer be eligible for the rebate. If an application cancels because additional required information was not received by the administrator, you may reapply only if you are still within the one hundred and twenty (120) days of the purchase or lease date.  

APPLICANT AND VEHICLE REQUIREMENTS

As a condition for receiving the DRIVE EV rebate, you (the applicant/purchaser/lessee) must comply with the requirements below. You are responsible for reviewing the DRIVE EV program requirements prior to applying for a rebate. Eligible applicants must meet requirements that include the following:

  1. Be a resident of Rhode Island or a Rhode Island small-business, non-profit, public-sector entity, located and licensed to operate in Rhode Island. Proof of Rhode Island residency will be required to complete a DRIVE EV application.
  2. Be a purchaser or lessee of a new or used, eligible Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), Fuel Cell Electric

Vehicle (FCEV) or Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) purchased or leased at a licensed RI Automobile Dealership, with a final purchase price at or below the final sales and purchase price agreement of $60,000.00 for new vehicles, and $40,000.00 for used vehicles.

Submit a DRIVE EV application: within 120 days of the vehicle purchase or lease date; after taking possession of the vehicle, and; prior to exhaustion of available rebate funds. Vehicle purchase or lease date must be on or after July 7,2022.

  1. DRIVE EV FLEET applicants (i.e., small-business, non-profit, public-sector entity) are limited to a maximum of 5 rebates per application (per 24-month period).
  2. Not make or allow any modifications to the vehicle’s emissions control systems, hardware, software calibrations, or hybrid system.
  3. Lease terms of at least 24 months are required for program eligibility.
  4. Register the new or used vehicle with the Rhode Island DMV.

By checking the terms and conditions box, you (the applicant) agree to the following:

  • I understand that OER reserves all rights and remedies available under the law to enforce the terms of this agreement.
  • I understand that any false statement made in the submitted information may be punishable as under Rhode Island Law, and in accordance with any applicable statute.
  • I understand that OER reserves the right to modify these terms and conditions and/or terminate the DRIVE Rebate Program at its sole discretion.

I understand that the submittal of a rebate application form does not guarantee award.