Mobile Sources

Mobile sources is a term used to describe a variety of vehicles, engines, and equipment that generate air pollution and can move, or be moved, from place to place. They are either classified as on-road (passenger cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles) or non-road (construction equipment, lawn and garden equipment, locomotives, and marine vessels). The Office of Air Resources reduces mobile source emissions through a variety of regulations and programs.

Information by Vehicle Type

Information by Program


Electric Vehicles Map

A significant part of Rhode Island's work to combat climate change includes promoting and tracking the use of electric vehicles (EVs). Since EVs are powered by electricity, a cleaner energy source than gasoline, they produce no harmful tail-pipe pollutants. This is good news for our health; better air quality leads to fewer health problems caused by air pollution. View DEM's electric vehicles map to see EVs by ZIP code and all public charging locations throughout the state.


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