The Drive EV program in Rhode Island offers rebates to individuals who drive electric vehicles. New EV buyers or leasers can receive rebates up to $2,500, while new plug-in hybrid EVs can receive up to $1,500. Used EVs qualify for a rebate of up to $1,500. The state also offers additional incentives of up to $1,000 for qualified individuals living in areas of high asthma rates. Businesses, nonprofits, and public sector entities can also receive rebates of up to $2,500 for new EVs and $1,500 for used ones through the DRIVE EV FLEET program. To qualify for the rebate, new EVs must be priced at or below $60,000, and used ones must be priced at or below $40,000. Applicants can apply online or by mail, and approval takes about four to six weeks. On the federal level, tax credits are available for those who purchase a new plug-in electric or fuel cell vehicle.

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