Tennessee Announces Rebates for Qualifying Electric Vehicles

Posted by NGT Staff on May 26, 2015 No Comments
Categories : Policy Watch

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation's (TDEC) Office of Energy Programs has announced rebates of up to $2,500 for qualifying electric vehicles (EVs) that are purchased or leased and registered in the state.

‘Electric vehicles are a great alternative for Tennesseans looking to do their part in protecting the air we breathe,’ says TDEC Commissioner Bob Martineau. ‘This rebate program is a way to assist consumers making environmentally conscious transportation decisions.’

According to TDEC, EV dealerships will be responsible for providing the rebate to consumers after such funds are received from the state. The state will rebate $2,500 on battery-electric vehicles and $1,500 on plug-in hybrid EVs sold or leased (with a three-year minimum lease term) after a claim is filed by the dealership.

TDEC says there is currently $682,500 available for this second iteration of the EV rebate program, and the program will go into effect for vehicle purchases or leases made after June 15. Rebates will be dispersed on a first-come, first-served basis, and the program will remain active until funds are exhausted.

A full list of EVs eligible under the rebate program is available here.

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