Tennessee's EV Rebate Going Largely Unclaimed

Less than one-fourth of a $2.5 million state fund to encourage purchases of electric cars has been claimed since the vehicles hit the market a year ago.

Published: 17-Jan-2012

Less than one-fourth of a $2.5 million state fund to encourage purchases of electric cars has been claimed since the vehicles hit the market a year ago.

And so far, the $2,500 rebates have gone to only one brand: the Nissan Leaf. That was the only electric vehicle scheduled for rollout here when the program was set up in 2010, and it is the only one currently approved for a rebate.

But the field is changing.

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