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First U.S. 100% EV car-share service shifts into gear

photo courtesy of wibc.com
photo courtesy of wibc.com

You don’t typically think of Indianapolis, Indiana, USA as being in the same class as Paris and London. Nevertheless, in at least one respect, it is. Maybe Indy’s automobile heritage plays a role. The city is home to the Indianapolis 500, one of the world’s oldest and most well-know gasoline-powered car races. And now Indy is becoming a world leader in electric vehicle (EV) use. First, it created one of the world’s largest EV municipal car fleets. Now it just opened the first EV car-share system in the U.S. Continue reading First U.S. 100% EV car-share service shifts into gear

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Indy’s EV fleet to go from 195 to 425 cars

photo courtesy of extremtech.com
photo courtesy of extremtech.com

What may be the world’s largest municipal electric vehicle (EV) fleet is about to become even larger.  One hundred ninety five plug-in electric cars have already been put into service over the past year in the Indianapolis, Indiana government motor vehicle fleet. Those cars replaced gasoline powered ones that averaged only 16.6 miles per gallon. According to a report prepared by Vision Fleet (VF), the company that leases and maintains the electric vehicles, the EV’s will not only reduce emissions, but also total lifetime vehicle costs to the city. Continue reading Indy’s EV fleet to go from 195 to 425 cars