Tennessee restarting rebates for electric vehicles

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is restarting a rebate program for electric car buyers.

WPLN-FM reports the state had $682,000 left two years ago after shutting down the subsidies, which were approved five years ago under former Gov. Phil Bredesen. The funds have remained unspent.

The station reports that instead of finding another use for the money, the state agency decided to begin giving out rebates again.

Beginning in June, those who purchase electric cars would be eligible for a $2,500 rebate while hybrid car-buyers would be eligible for $1,500.

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