Electric Vehicle Owner Testimonials

Deshane Scotland Phillips – BMW i.4

“I am not selling my lil BMW electric car for NO ONE!

I only realized today how spoiled I have been over the past 5 months with this car! I decided to drive my gas car for two days, and I ended up putting in $60 of gas vs. driving on electric for a week before having to charge up again. Mind you, my bill from WAPA has only gone up by $38 a month! DO THE MATH!

ELECTRIC IS THE FUTURE!…. I’m KEEPING HER!… My daughter Demiah loves it too. She calls it a “Silent Bully” because how it easily passes all the loud aggressive cars”

George and Cecile Harrington – Toyota Rav 4 EV

“100% powered by the Caribbean sun!  Solar power since 2013.  EVs since 2017.  Doing our part to keep the USVI’s rating as the best air quality in the world!”

Electric Vehicle Mandates According to Act 7075

Act 7075 set a goal to achieve the territory’s renewable energy potential that would support reaching the renewable energy & energy efficiency goal of 60% by 2025.

Title 12 Chapter 23 Subchapter 3 1129

Section D states

  • (1) Within 2 years from the effective date of this chapter, the Virgin Islands Energy Office in conjunction with the Department of Property and Procurement shall establish an Energy-Efficient Fleet Management Plan with plans for the acquisition of energy-efficient government fleet of vehicles, consisting of hybrid vehicles, electric vehicles, alternative fuelled vehicles, or vehicles within the top one-fifth of the most energy efficient vehicles in their class. The plan must require that within 10 years from the enactment of this chapter, the plan must be implemented throughout all departments and agencies of the Government of the Virgin Islands.

  • (2) All vehicles purchased after the enactment of this chapter must meet minimum fuel efficient and environmental impact national standards, as regulated by the class of vehicle.

Vehicle Electrification in the Virgin Islands

The United States Virgin Islands (USVI) Transportation Electrification Roadmap (Roadmap) outlines actions that support the accelerated adoption of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) throughout the territory. Electrifying transportation provides many benefits for residents including reduced costs, improved vehicle reliability and air quality, and an opportunity for a more stable grid.

Click here or on the image  of the Electrification Roadmap to download a copy 

Electric Vehicle Charging


A strategic deployment of Charging Infrastructure is critical to the ensuring the sustainability of the territory’s Transportation Electrification goals. Through federal funding from the US Department of Energy and Department of the Interior the Virgin Islands Energy Office has already begun identifying and deploying a network of Level 2 charging stations across all three islands. The VIEO has been working closely with VIWAPA to identify charging station locations that offer high utilization and low-cost installation to ensure charging access is available from Frederiksted to Point Udall and from Bordeaux to Coral Bay.