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Tennessee car dealers file for $51M in clunker rebates

Staff Report • Aug 27, 2009 at 12:00 AM

The Tennessean is reporting state auto dealers asked for almost $51 million in reimbursement under the Cash for Clunkers program.The program provided up to $4,500 cash for trading in a lower gas mileage vehicle on a new one that gets higher gas mileage.Federal officials said 700,000 older vehicles are being taken off the roads through the program. Under federal rules, those vehicles must be destroyed. CLICK HERE for the full report.

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