‘Revenge’ Hits Indiana

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Indiana is slated to be the leading state in the development of electric cars. It’s all electric and it may soon be manufactured in Indiana. “It turns out that Indiana is a big center for the rebirth of the electric car. In fact, some of the engineers working in Indiana worked on General Motors EV1, which is the subject of our first film,&# said Paine. Tags: In the Media Production Diary Indiana

Honda starts production of new Insight hybrid in Indiana

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Honda announced that it began building its third-generation Insight hybrid at its factory in Indiana this week. The company first introduced a concept version of the car at the Detroit auto show in January, and showed the production version in New York in March. This is the third generation of the Insight, which was the first hybrid to reach the

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Indiana too slaps electric cars with $150 fee for not using gas

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Indiana may soon follow Michigan in implementing fees for electric cars, with the stated goal of helping to pay for road repairs. Politics taxes Gas Tax registration plug-in cars Indiana state lawsMichigan is now adding fees for electric cars, as well as plug-in hybrids and battery-electric cars, because they don't burn enough gasoline to generate the same state tax revenue as other vehicles. Similar reasoning.

Small-town Indiana Chevy dealer is big on electric cars

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dealers Chevy Volt Dealership plug-in cars IndianaIt's often said that franchised auto dealers are one of the bigger impediments to sales of plug-in electric cars. Vehicles with plugs require more explanation, the financial calculations are often more complicated, and home and public charging stations add a further layer of complication. Commissioned salespeople whose pay rises as they sell more.

It's official - Think to set up shop in Indiana

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nk CEO Richard Canny and Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels slapped a "Made In Indiana" sticker on a Th!nk The company has announced its intention to invest $43 million in the Elkhart facility, and has been offered $3 million in tax credits and a small job training grant by Indiana.

THINK launches EV production in Indiana

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THINK has started production of the THINK City electric vehicle at its plant in Elkhart, Indiana. The company, with global headquarters in Oslo, Norway, plans to build 300 THINK City electric cars at the facility by the end of the year. This is another major milestone for us. We are now manufacturing and selling both in Europe and the US and have produced more than 2,500 THINK City vehicles. —THINK CEO Barry Engle.

THINK electric cars arrive in Indiana

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The US state of Indiana is among the first to go electric after THINK delivered 17 of its THINK City electric cars to customers and employees across the region. Duke Energy in Plainfield, Indiana, took 10 of the vehicles; with the remainder going to Indianapolis Power & Light for company fleet use. NK Ener1 Indiana Think THINK City electric cars

Veolia Environmental Services first fleet of CNG refuse trucks in Indiana

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the solid waste division of Veolia Environmental Services North America (VESNA), has introduced Indiana’s first fleet of compressed natural gas (CNG) powered refuse trucks to its Evansville, Indiana (Vanderburgh County) service area. Indiana-based manufacturer Autocar built the chassis for 20 of the trucks and Kenworth manufactured eight roll-off trucks for Veolia’s new fleet. Veolia ES Solid Waste, Inc.,

Th!nk picks Indiana for U.S. factory

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nk, the Norwegian EV producer, has selected a site in Indiana for US production. Indiana is a logical location for this In a wise and strategic move, Th!nk, The source of this information, Charles Gassenheimer, Chairman and CEO of Ener1, Inc., further states that the exact location and other details about this site will be announced in a few weeks.

Indiana U study suggests cost-effectiveness of EPA air quality regs more uncertain than commonly believed

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A new study by researchers at Indiana University suggests the estimates are more uncertain than commonly accepted. The US EPA estimates that its air pollution regulations save thousands of lives annually. An open-access paper on their study appear in the Journal of Cost-Benefit Analysis. Researchers Kerry Krutilla, David H. Good and John D.

Chrysler Group to invest $374M to increase production of 8- and 9-speed transmissions in North-Central Indiana

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Chrysler Group LLC will invest nearly $374 million to boost transmission production in north-central Indiana, making it the largest transmission installation in the world. Investments include: Kokomo Transmission, Kokomo Casting and Indiana Transmission I Plants: $212 million for additional tooling and equipment to produce eight- and nine-speed transmissions.

Indiana Utility: Electric-Car Owners Recharge FREE, At Night

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Electric-car owners know that home recharging is virtually always cheaper, on a per-mile basis, than driving on gasoline. In some cases, it''s considerably cheaper. We recently reported on the sweet deal enjoyed by a Tesla Model S owner in Indianapolis, whose local utility charges just 2.3 cents per kWh for overnight EV charging. DON''T MISS: Life

Think! To Build Production Plant In Indiana

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Norwegian automaker Think, which barely escaped complete dissolution last year thanks to capital injections from new strategic partners Ener1 and Valmet, continues to forge ahead and has apparently chosen a site near Middlebury, Indiana to construct a major EV assembly plant inside the U.S.

Honda’s Indiana plant to boost production capacity; add Civic Hybrid

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Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, LLC (HMIN) is investing $40 million to increase annual production capacity by 50,000 units to a total of 250,000 vehicles. Indiana was the first Honda plant in North America to build a hybrid vehicle when it started Acura ILX Hybrid production in April. In addition to the new second shift at the Indiana plant, Honda’s plant in Marysville, Ohio resumed second-shift production on Line 1 late last year.

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US indicts 7 individuals and 3 companies in alleged $100M biodiesel RINs fraud in Indiana

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Four of the defendants—Craig Ducey, Chad Ducey, Chris Ducey, and Brian Carmichael—operated E-Biofuels, a Middletown, Indiana company that held itself out as a producer of biodiesel from feedstocks such as animal fat and vegetable oils. US Attorney Joseph H. Hogsett, along with Robert G.

THINK Selects Indiana for Think City EV Assembly

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THINK is joining Indianapolis-based lithium-ion battery maker, EnerDel in choosing Indiana for a North American manufacturing location. In addition to incentives provided by the State of Indiana and Elkhart County, THINK plans to utilize funding from the US Department of Energy ATVM loan program to establish its new production facility. THINK will begin selling the THINK City, one of the world’s first highway-capable urban EVs, in the US later this year.

Toyota to increase Highlander output, including hybrid and exports, in Indiana

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The project is expected to create approximately 400 new jobs at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana, Inc. Toyota will increase production of the Highlander mid-size SUV in late 2013 at the company’s Princeton, Ind. plant. Hybrid and export versions will be included. TMMI). The company will invest about $400 million to support global demand for the Highlander, which will no longer be built in Japan by late 2013. Toyota builds Highlander in China for that market only.

Honda Manufacturing of Indiana starts production of 2012 Civic Natural Gas model

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Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, LLC (HMIN) marked the start of mass production of the all-new 2012 Civic Natural Gas as it moves to increase production of the alternative-fuel Civic to support an expanding network of certified Civic Natural Gas dealers across the US.

Last Few Think City Electric Cars Being Finished in Indiana

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Perenially struggling electric automaker Think is once again seeing out another unsuccessful chapter in its life as the final few cars are completed at its Indiana plant. Originally formed in Norway in 1991, Think has been around longer than several other dedicated electric car companies--but it's had its fair share of problems too. Now, reports

Plug-In Pickup To Be Built By Indiana Based EMC

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The vehicle, to be built with Manufacturing partner Gulfstream Coach at a facility in Indiana, will be constructed using frame and some mechanicals from a Ford F-150. Electric Motors Corporation has released this teaser photo of its new truck, the Flash, scheduled for a full unveiling in November. According to Will Cashen, CEO of EMC,

THINK delivers 17 EVs to utility fleet customers and employees in Indiana

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THINK has delivered 17 THINK CIty electric cars to utility fleet customers and employees in Indiana. The THINK City can travel up to 100 miles on a single charge, using Lithium-ion batteries manufactured in Indiana by Ener1, Inc. Duke Energy in Plainfield, Ind. received 10 electric THINK City cars, and the remainder were delivered to Indianapolis Power & Light for company fleet use. Electric utilities and their employees are a natural extension of our fleet strategy.

Photo Gallery: Think City Assembly Plant Tour, Elkhart, Indiana

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During the Detroit Auto Show in January, we visited the Think electric-car assembly plant in Elkhart, Indiana. It's not necessarily a place you'd expect to find electric cars being put together, but the rows of electric two-seat hatchbacks in blue, red, and black turned out to be surprisingly photogenic. In many ways, the plant isn't what you

New Indiana-Based Cleantech Research Partnership; First Activities in Heavy Hybrids and Plug-ins

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A new Indiana-based cleantech partnership—The Energy Systems Network (ESN)— launched on Tuesday. The ESN brings together private firms, research institutions and public agencies focused on bringing new energy technologies to market through leveraging Indiana’s manufacturing sector and R&D capabilities. Mark Miles, President & CEO, Central Indiana Corporate Partnership.

Indiana Think Electric-Car Plant Stilled, Owners Quiet On Future

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A year ago, we visited the Think electric-car plant in Elkhart, Indiana. At the time, several dozen workers were turning out a trickle of Think City electric vehicles assembled from kits shipped in from Finland--with big plans for ramping up production. That never happened. Instead, last June, Think declared bankruptcy for the fourth (and perhaps

Think delivers US built EV's to Indiana Government

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built electric cars to the Indiana government for its car fleet. with production facilities in Indiana. Do you like this story? Last week Think delivered its first U.S.-built Think is the Norweigan based electric automaker who has expanded into the U.S. They're known for

Honda Begins Production of Civic GX Natural Gas Vehicles at Indiana Plant

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Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, LLC (HMIN) began production of the natural gas-powered 2009 Civic GX at its plant in Greensburg, Indiana. Honda Manufacturing of Indiana began Civic GX production just seven months after starting mass production of the 4-cylinder Honda Civic sedan at its new plant in Greensburg, Indiana. The Civic GX was formerly produced at Honda’s East Liberty, Ohio plant and has ten years of proven performance as a natural gas powered vehicle.

EnerDel Plans to Invest $237M in New Indiana Lithium-Ion Battery Plant

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The new Indiana plant will give EnerDel the capacity to produce battery packs for approximately 600,000 hybrid electric vehicles, or 60,000 battery-electric cars. The Indiana plant will be financed through a $118.5 Lithium-ion battery manufacturer EnerDel will invest $237 million in a new manufacturing plant near its Indianapolis headquarters in order to meet anticipated demand for advanced battery systems used in both automotive and stationary smart grid applications.

Toyota to participate in smart grid pilot project with Duke Energy in Indiana; optimized vehicle charging scheme

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Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), in cooperation with Duke Energy and non-profit industry initiative Energy Systems Network (ESN), will participate in a joint smart-grid pilot project in Indiana, the United States. The aim of the project will be power-grid load-equalization and the establishment of an optimized vehicle-charging scheme. The project is scheduled to begin in early 2013 and to run for approximately one year.

EnerDel To Deploy AeroVironment Advanced Electric Vehicle Power Cycling and Test Systems at Indiana Facility

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The addition of AV’s 170 kW ABC-170CE cyclers and its 250 kW AV-900 heavy-duty cyclers will expand the advanced battery testing capabilities at EnerDel’s Indiana facility. Automotive lithium-ion battery maker EnerDel will be using a portion of its recent federal stimulus grant to purchase eight AeroVironment (AV) advanced electric vehicle power cycling and test systems.

Electric Motors Corporation (EMC) Receives First Indiana Incentives to Launch Electric Automotive Technology

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The State of Indiana is offering $4.6 The Indiana Economic Development Corporation and the Elkhart Economic Development Corporation provided support for the company’s request. million in tax credits and up to $200,000 in training grants to Electric Motors Corporation (EMC), based on the company’s plans to establish an electric vehicle industrial development park the state.

Electric Car Factory: Think Sets Up Shop In Indiana, RV-Land

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It's the Think City, which is now being assembled in Elkhart, Indiana, from kits imported from Quick, name the electric cars currently on sale. Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt, and. ummmm. oh, yeah, Smart Electric Drive. Now name the ones built in the States. Hmmmm. Volt, right? Think about it Yes, but you've missed out on one--in both categories.

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BlueIndy Electric Car-Sharing Parking Spaces Fought By Indianapolis Businesses

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It always seemed unlikely, but the BlueIndy electric-car sharing program is getting closer to its rollout in the Midwestern city of Indianapolis, Indiana. parking Politics Car Sharing plug-in cars Indiana Autolib Bolloré BlueCar Indianapolis BlueIndyThe French-made Bollore BlueCar electric two-seaters are closer to arriving, and groups of Level 2 charging stations are popping up at curbsides all over the central city. And that has led to.

Production begins of Honda Natural Gas vehicle

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The all-new 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas model has started mass production at Honda Manufacturing of Indiana. Green cars Honda Latest news Honda Manufacturing Indiana Honda Natural Gas Honda Natural Gas vehicleAs the company attempts to increase production of the alternative fuel Civic in an effort to support an expanded network of certified Civic Natural Gas dealers across the US, production is expected to ramp up during the 2012 [.].

Honda Insight production, electric car advertising, and Tesla AutoPilot sensors: Today's Car News

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Honda has begun production of the new Insight hybrid in Indiana. Tesla reportedly rejected additional driver sensors for its Autopilot system. Are automakers actually advertising electric cars? They do, but the exposure may be limited. And Northeast states have banded together to coordinate charging infrastructure. All of this and more on Green

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Major department store to offer plug-in vehicle charging

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The store will offer 36 new stations across 18 new locations before the end of the year – including an expansion across the states of Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin for the first [.]. Electric cars Green cars Latest news electric cars green cars Indiana Kohl's plug-in vehicles Texas USA WisconsinOne of the leading department stores in the USA – Kohl’s (logo, pictured) – is to extend its plug-in vehicle charging station initiative.

Toyota to participate in smart grid project

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It will team up with Duke Energy and Energy Systems Network in Indiana and aim to equalise day and night load on [.]. Green credentials Hybrid cars Latest news Toyota green cars Indiana smart charging Smart Grid Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid USAIn an effort to create an optimised charging scheme, Toyota has decided to participate in a smart grid project that will kick off in 2013 and run until the end of the year.

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Think begins US production of electric car

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Norwegian electric car maker, Think has begun production in Indiana as it prepares for the introduce of its electric city car into the US market. Already available in Europe, the Think City will now roll of the production line at the firm’s manufacturing facility in Elkhart, Indiana as the growing firm looks set to produce [.]. NK electric car Elkhart Indiana Norway Think U.S

Scientists make new hydrogen generation breakthrough

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A new, more efficient process for storing and generating hydrogen to power cars has been invented by chemical engineers at Purdue University in Indiana. Tags: Fuel Cells Hydrogen fuel ammonia borane hydrothermolysis Indiana Purdue university Varma The new process called hydrothermolysis, uses a powdered chemical called ammonia borane, which has one of the highest hydrogen contents of all solid materials. The new process combines hydrolysis and thermolysis, [.].

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US may miss Obama’s one million EV target for 2015

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The US target of putting one million electric cars on the road by 2015 may not be attainable according to a new study from Indiana University. Electric cars battery electric electric car Indiana plug-in research studyCurrent production intentions of the car makers is insufficient to meet the 2015 goal, and unless they are scaled up, will fail to help the country meet its ambitious [.].

Chrysler to invest $300million in new transmission

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The Chrysler Group LLC will soon invest $300million into its transmission manufacturing facilities in Kokomo, Indiana, as it produces a brand new fuel efficient eight speed automatic transmission. Tags: Chrysler Green cars Latest news Chrysler Group LLC eight speed transmission INdiana Transmission Plant Kokoma Casting Plant new transmission ZF Group