Mobile Sources

Mobile sources produce a substantial portion of the state's total annual emissions of greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide, hydrocarbons and oxides of nitrogen. RIDEM's Mobile Sources section controls air pollution from motor vehicles through a variety of programs and activities. These programs and activities support the states commitment to reducing air pollution, protecting our health and improving the environment.

Electric Vehicle Deployment

ZEV MOU and Multi-State Action Plan: In June 2014, the states released a collaborative Action Plan to develop infrastructure, coordinate policies, codes and standards and a consumer market primed to put 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on the road by 2025. The governors of eight states (California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont) began this latest collaboration with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on October 24, 2013.

Rhode Island is working to combat climate change on many fronts, and that includes promoting and tracking the use of clean cars. Electric vehicles (EVs) are powered by electricity, which as an energy source is cleaner than gas. They produce less pollution than a conventional gas-powered vehicle. Reduced harmful tail-pipe pollutants is good news for our health; better air quality will lead to fewer health problems and costs caused by air pollution. For a snapshot of how RI is making progress deploying clean cars on its roads, visit the RI climate change dashboard.

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