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Disturbing green energy facts of the day

1. Tennessee Department of Revenue officials estimate that at least 530 electric vehicles have been registered in Tennessee in the past two years, based on the number of buyers seeking a state tax rebate of $2,500, in addition to a federal tax credit of $2,500 to $7,500 for the purchase of an electric vehicle.

2. There are about 700 public charging stations across Tennessee to cater to cars such as the Nissan Leaf, Ford Focus Electric, Mitsubishi i, Smart Electric, Tesla S and Roadster.

Bottom Line: In the state of Tennessee, public electric vehicle charging stations outnumber electric vehicles.

Source here.

16 thoughts on “Disturbing green energy facts of the day

  1. Bottom Line: In the state of Tennessee, public electric vehicle charging stations outnumber electric vehicles.

    On the plus side, you won’t have to worry about lines at the charging station.

  2. I wonder if they link up complaints of “wasteful spending” with the one-to-one ratio of charging stations? Nah. That math is probably more complicated than the average state employee can handle.

  3. Perhaps many of the 700 stations are within a few miles of Smyrna? Or Brentwood? Where Nissan’s plant and HQ are located.

  4. Why public charging stations anyway? You can install a home charging station for about $750. A rebate for part of that would be nicer.

    • They already got tax credits of 2500 from the state and 7500 from the federal government. Doesn’t that count toward the home charging station, or does the taxpayer have to fund that, too?

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