Toyota and partners launching public autonomous shuttle service in Indiana

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The AV shuttle service is part of the Together in Motion Indiana initiative announced earlier this year by TMF and ESN that previously provided a similar autonomous shuttle service in downtown Indianapolis for six months.

GM Investing $491 Million in Marion Metal Center in Indiana to Support EV Production

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General Motors said today it will invest $491 million at its Marion, Indiana metal stamping operations to prepare the facility to produce a variety of steel and aluminum stamped parts for future products, including electric vehicles, built at multiple GM assembly plants.


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Wireless EV charging via highway pavement to be tested in Indiana

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Indiana will test wireless EV charging equipment embedded in highway pavement, allowing vehicles to charge as they drive. Testing will be done in three phases, with the first beginning this summer, according to an Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) press release (via The Drive).

GM is investing half a billion to upgrade Indiana factory to support EV production


As part of GM’s plans to provide “EVs for everyone,” the automaker says it will be upgrading its Marion, Indiana, assembly plant. The post GM is investing half a billion to upgrade Indiana factory to support EV production appeared first on Electrek.

Coal-hungry Indiana’s largest-capacity solar farm is about to come online


Houston-headquartered renewables company EDP Renewables North America has completed a 200-megawatt (MW) solar farm in Randolph County, Indiana, northeast of Indianapolis. It’s now the largest-capacity solar farm in Indiana.

Stellantis and Samsung SDI to invest >$2.5B in JV for Li-ion battery production plant in Indiana; PRiMX cells; 23 GWh, scaling to 33 GWh

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and Samsung SDI have executed binding, definitive agreements to establish an electric-vehicle battery manufacturing facility in Kokomo, Indiana. At the Indiana factory, Samsung SDI will be applying its technology PRiMX ( earlier post ) to produce EV battery cells and modules for the North America market. Stellantis N.V.

Charging station straggler Indiana to spend $5.5M to catch up


Indiana has been slow to install electric car chargers, but the Hoosier State is now going to give eight electric utilities, including Duke Energy, NIPSCO, and AES Indiana, more than $5.5 more… The post Charging station straggler Indiana to spend $5.5M

CATL cell-to-pack tech going into Indiana-built ELMS electric van, future battery swapping too

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Chinese battery supplier CATL will provide its cell-to-pack technology to startup ELMS for use in its Indiana-assembled electric delivery vans. Startup Electric Last Mile Solutions (ELMS) this week announced two new battery partnerships.

GM, LG Vitality Answer contemplating Indiana for fourth U.S. battery plant

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The post GM, LG Vitality Answer contemplating Indiana for fourth U.S. In January, GM and LG introduced a $2.6 billion funding to construct a new battery cell plant in Lansing, Mich., set to open in late 2024. GM additionally mentioned then. Read more.

FCA to invest $400M to convert idled Indiana transmission plant to build GMET4 engines

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With this investment, 1,000 Indiana jobs will be retained with nearly 200 new. Stewart acknowledged the support of the State of Indiana, the City of Kokomo and the UAW for working with the Company to finalize its investment plans.

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‘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

GM to take a position almost $500M to improve Indiana steel middle to help EV manufacturing

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The post GM to take a position almost $500M to improve Indiana steel middle to help EV manufacturing appeared first on Bauaelectric Auto News. Common Motors mentioned on Thursday it might make investments $491 million at its Marion, Ind.,

Battery Innovation Center opens in Indiana

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The Battery Innovation Center (BIC), launched by Energy Systems Network, opened today at the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Crane in Indiana. The BIC will leverage Indiana’s public and private sector assets in advanced battery technologies to create a center of excellence that will meet the research and development, rapid prototyping and contract manufacturing needs of industry, academic and military customers.

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.

Fulcrum to build second waste-to-fuels plant in Gary, Indiana

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Fulcrum BioEnergy has selected Gary, Indiana as the location of its Centerpoint BioFuels Plant, which will convert municipal solid waste (MSW) into low-carbon, renewable transportation fuel. Fulcrum has developed and demonstrated a proprietary thermochemical process that converts MSW feedstock into low-carbon renewable transportation fuels including jet fuel and diesel.

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Electric-Car Fast Chargers And Gas Stations: A Match Made In Indiana

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plug-in cars Indiana charging infrastructure Fast Charging gas station Thanks to the flexibility of electrical supply infrastructure, electric-car charging stations can be placed virtually anywhere. They''ve already cropped up in places like shopping-mall parking lots, hotels, and even national parks. But where are drivers used to stopping regularly? DON''T MISS: Electric-Car Charging Station At Gas Station In.

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.

Alcoa opens world’s largest Aluminum-Lithium plant in Indiana

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Alcoa officially opened the world’s largest aluminum-lithium plant in Lafayette, Indiana where it produces advanced, third-generation aluminum-lithium alloys for the aerospace industry. This is Alcoa’s second aerospace announcement in Indiana in five months. Aircraft manufacturers are increasingly turning to lighter and stronger aluminum-lithium alloys, which are less expensive than titanium and composites and enable better fuel efficiency and lower maintenance costs.

Stellantis And Samsung SDI To Build Battery Gigafactory In Indiana


It will start in 2025 with an initial manufacturing capacity of 23 GWh annually (more in the following years

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.

Report: The Fourth Ultium Cells Battery Plant Might Be Built In Indiana


GM and LG Energy Solution are already building three plants in the US

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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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.

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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.

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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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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.,

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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.

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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 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.

Toyota Expected To Produce Plug-Ins At Princeton Plant In Indiana


Two all-new electrified SUV models were confirmed

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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.

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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

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.

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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

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.

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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. nk City this morning in Elkhart. According to Th!ink's ink's press release, cars will begin to be sold stateside before the end of the year, although US assembly won't begin until 2011.

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

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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