Rhode Island Home To More Than 350 Plug-In Electric Vehicles

NOV 28 2014 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 4

Rhode Island Has One Tesla Supercharger Too

Rhode Island Has One Tesla Supercharger Too

Rhode Island Home To More Than 350 Plug-In Electric Vehicles

Rhode Island Home To More Than 350 Plug-In Electric Vehicles

Tiny Rhode Island is now home to more than 350 plug-in electric vehicles (PHEVs, BEVs and EREVs).

That figure comes from Ryan Cote, program services manager at Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources, and is current through the end of July 2014.

Unfortunately, we don’t figures from July on, but figure perhaps 100 or so additional plug-ins could have been added over the past few months.

Per Cote:

“We will be working closely with DMV to track and monitor EVs.”

For the sake of comparison, neighboring Massachusetts had 2,881 plug-in hybrids and 1,334 BEVs registered statewide through the end of July 2014.

Massachusetts also had 575 public charging stations by that same time, whereas Rhode Island has only 60-ish today.

Source: Eco RI News

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4 Comments on "Rhode Island Home To More Than 350 Plug-In Electric Vehicles"

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So, 350 cars with a plug, and 60 public charging stations: about 1 for each 6 cars. Massachusetts has 7+ plug cars per public station! RI wins!

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I learned that the Newport island is the original Rhode Island.

Allegedly Newport was called Rogue’s Island which ended up as Rhode Island. That’s where all the rogues of the day hung out like Roger Williams. The official name of the state is “The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations “. Smallest state longest name.

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