Volt rebates now available
Posted: Monday, February 13, 2012 10:25 pm
Chevrolet Volt buyers are now eligible for the state’s $2,500 electric vehicle rebate, according to The state Department of Economic and Community Development.
The rebate requires that consumers qualify for and participate in The EV Project, a national study on electric vehicle use and charging infrastructure deployment.
The EV Project will provide participants with a free Blink® 240V networked charge station and a credit of up to $1,200 towards its installation.
To be eligible, Tennessee residents must sign an EV Project participant agreement, purchase the Volt, take delivery of the car and have SPX Corporation install their Blink charge station by June 30. Volt owners who have already purchased and taken delivery of their vehicles are still eligible for the rebate if they are accepted into The EV Project.
Consumers should contact their dealer to inquire about retroactive rebates.
“The state’s $2,500 electric vehicle rebate provides an extra incentive to those who want to purchase a more energy efficient and environmentally friendly vehicle,” Molly Cripps, director of the state department’s energy division, said.
“We applaud the state of Tennessee for adding the Volt to the EV rebate program,” ECOtality North America president Don Karner said. “Tennessee is a vital market for The EV Project.”
The primary goal of The EV Project is to collect, analyze and report on the use of electric vehicles and the infrastructure needed to support them. This information includes data regarding the energy used, along with time and duration of charger use. No personal information is shared or included in the analyzed data. Participants must maintain an in-home Internet connection to transmit the data until The EV Project concludes on April 30, 2013.