BlueIndy Electric Car Sharing Systems Opens Today In Indianapolis

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Indianapolis is finally getting its own electric-car sharing service, a couple of years after the idea was first proposed for the Midwestern city. Car Sharing plug-in cars Indianapolis BlueIndyPreviewed last year, the BlueIndy service opens for customers today, using French-made Bolloré BlueCars. There will be 25 locations throughout the city initially, with most hosting five cars.

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.

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With BYD and IndyGo, Momentum Dynamics to install three 300kW inductive charging stations in Indianapolis

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Momentum Dynamics Corporation, the global leader in high-power wireless charging for electric vehicles, in partnership with BYD and IndyGo, will install three 300-kilowatt inductive charging points in Indianapolis, the highest capacity system of its kind implemented anywhere in the world.

Bolloré Group launches electric car sharing service in Indianapolis

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BlueIndy has placed into service in Indianapolis, Indiana the first 50 of an eventual 500 electric vehicles (Bluecars) that provide convenient, cleaner transportation with the swipe of a membership card. This is the France-based Bolloré Group’s first electric car sharing service in the US. Bolloré Group already operates car sharing services in several other cities, including the world’s largest EV sharing service—Autolib—in Paris.

Bolloré launches electric car sharing service in Indianapolis

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France-based Bolloré Group launched the BlueIndy electric car sharing advice in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Mayor of Indianapolis chose to align this event with the opening of the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) conference. EDTA usually holds its yearly conference in Washington, DC, but this year chose Indianapolis, renowned city in the automotive industry, primarily because of the BlueIndy launch.

Indianapolis plans to add 425 PHEVs and BEVs to municipal fleet by 2016

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The City of Indianapolis will upgrade 425 non-police-pursuit sedans in its muncipal fleet to plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicles by early 2016, cut the size of the fleet by 100 vehicles, and save $8.7 This is a landmark step in revitalizing our aging fleet and replacing expensive internal combustion engine vehicles with cutting-edge EV technology, all while reducing our dependence on oil and saving Indianapolis taxpayers thousands in fuel costs each year.

BlueIndy Electric Car-Sharing Service Launches In Indianapolis

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Now, the company has launched a similar service to Indianapolis, called BlueIndy. Indianapolis mayor Greg Ballard has long been a fan of electrified vehicles, and in 2012 put in place a mandate French firm Bolloré has made quite a name for itself in Paris, where its Autolib'' electric car sharing service has tens of thousands of subscribers.

Mayor of Indianapolis announces plan to modernize city fleet to plug-ins and CNG by 2025

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Calling it a vital national security issue, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard (a retired Marine officer and Gulf War veteran) signed Executive Order #6, 2012 making Indianapolis the first city in the nation to require the purchase of either electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles for the city’s non-police fleet, and the use of CNG in heavy-duty vehicles.

Indianapolis Works Toward Totally Electrified City Fleet

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There's a lot of discussion about hybrids and plug-in electric cars being sold to private buyers. But some of the biggest gains in reducing emissions and running costs are likely to come from vehicle fleets. While individual car owners may suddenly have to take a car 100 miles instead of their usual 25, that's far rarer for municipal fleets.

Allison Transmission Prepares to Manufacture New Hybrid Commercial-Duty Truck Drive Systems in Indianapolis

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dedicated a new hybrid drive system manufacturing plant in Indianapolis, Indiana. Allison Transmission, Inc. Earlier post.) Once fully operational, nearly 100 manufacturing workers will be capable of producing more than 20,000 commercial-duty hybrid propulsion systems each year. Allison was being awarded a $62.8

French Electric Car-Sharing Service Autolib Coming To. Indianapolis ?!?

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Visit French capital Paris, and it won''t be long before you see a Bollore Bluecar running about. The small, quirky electric car is part of the city''s Autolib'' car sharing service. Bluecars dotted around Parisian streets wait for anyone wishing to borrow them, for anything from a few minutes to several hours. Of all U.S. cities you''d expect to find

Indianapolis becomes USA first to switch to plug-in vehicles

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Indianapolis is to become the US’ first city to convert its entire municipal non-police fleet to electric and plug-in hybrids by 2025. The mid-west city of Indianapolis is an [.]. On Wednesday, city mayor, Greg Ballard made history as he signed an executive order to make the switch to plug-in power within the next thirteen years. Electric cars Hybrid cars electric car hybrid car USA

Paris’ Autolib electric car club heads to Indianapolis

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The city of Indianapolis is to become home to the largest electric vehicle car club in the US, thanks to a new deal with the Bollor? Group. Best known for its Autolib car sharing service in Paris, Bollor? is eager to expand to the US, following the success of its car club operations in the[.]. Electric cars

AAA expands EV offerings with mobile charging, trip planning

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The new pilot program offers mobile charging for free to AAA members in the following cities: San Francisco; Indianapolis; Philadelphia; Orlando; Nashville; charging

BlueIndy electric car-sharing: after 9 months, how's it doing?

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Car Sharing plug-in cars Bolloré BlueCar Indianapolis BlueIndyCar-sharing is growing, in urban areas, among the young and old, and as a way to avoid the expense of a second vehicle. Sharing electric cars, however, is still in its early days. But one of the most ambitious experiments is BlueIndy, an electric car-sharing service modeled after the AutoLib system in Paris that's now operating in an American.

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

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

Jeff Gordon popping out or retirement for a single weekend

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4-time NASCAR Cup Collection champion Jeff Gordon is popping out of retirement for one weekend to compete in a Porsche Carrera Cup North America race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, to.

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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.

Honda tests next-generation INDYCAR internal combustion engine; full hybrid unit in 2024

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Honda gave the 2.4-liter internal combustion component of the next-generation (4 th ) NTT INDYCAR SERIES hybrid power unit its on-track debut at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

BYD to unveil new electric transit bus and motor coach

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BYD will unveil a new electric transit bus (K7M-ER) and a new electric motor coach (C9M) at BusCon 2019, held at the Indianapolis Convention Center in Indianapolis 23-25 September. The K7M-ER will also be displayed at the Colorado Association of Transit Agencies (CASTA) conference at the Keystone Conference Center in Keystone, Colorado from 24-27 September. In designing the K7M-ER, BYD listened to its transit agency customers and made the vehicle 101.6

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Electric cars from BlueIndy car sharing now face the crusher

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Dozens of electric cars from the defunct BlueIndy car-sharing service were sent to a scrapyard, as the City of Indianapolis mulls what to do with leftover charging stations, according to local news reports.

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IndyCar Series to embrace green car revolution?

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Following on from the Indianapolis 500, the IZOD IndyCar Series has released a new engine strategy meant to reflect the general downsizing of engines in the commercial market. Tags: Green cars Latest news engine downsizing Indianapolis 500 IndyCar Series IZOD IndyCar Series motor sport new engines Motor sport fans normally put speed and performance ahead of efficiency and economy, but the world famous IndyCar Series may soon offer the best of both worlds.

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Excellance showcasing CNG-powered ambulance

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Excellance Inc, producer of custom ambulances and emergency vehicles, will showcase a CNG-powered ambulance at FDIC International in Indianapolis. This CNG powered ambulance, custom-built for the City of Bossier City Fire Department in Louisiana, features a medium-duty Ford F-650 chassis with lower fueling costs, saving a minimum of 50% over gas and diesel powered engines. Brief

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Tesla Model X Configurator, BlueIndy Electric-Car Sharing, Fisker Karma Coding: Today's Car News

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Today, the Tesla Model X online configurator goes live for certain customers, the BlueIndy electric-car sharing service opens in Indianapolis, and Fisker Karma owners add new features to their cars. The BlueIndy electric-car sharing service opens for business today in Indianapolis. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The Tesla Model X online. Today in Car News

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BlueIndy Car Sharing, Hybrid Incentives, Tesla California Jobs: Today's Car News

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Today on Green Car Reports: The BlueIndy electric-car sharing service debuts in Indianapolis, a new highway spending bill could permanently lock hybrids out of carpool lanes, and Tesla Motors is the largest automotive employer in California. The BlueIndy electric-car sharing service launches in Indianapolis

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Honda to supply next generation INDYCAR hybrid power units

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No other manufacturer has matched Honda’s success in Indy car, which includes 252 victories from 457 races, 16 drivers’ titles, eight manufacturers’ championships and 13 Indianapolis 500 victories. In 2020, Takuma Sato recorded Honda’s 13 th Indianapolis 500 victory; Scott Dixon has posted four race wins and is the current NTT INDYCAR SERIES points leader; and Honda leads the Manufacturers’ Championship with seven wins from 11 races this season.

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Rolls-Royce invests in new test facilities at Purdue for high-altitude and hybrid-electric aircraft engines

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The new investment complements recent modernization at Rolls-Royce facilities in Indianapolis, and future planning for new test capabilities there to support military engine production. This reflects yet another major investment in Indiana, and we are also planning significant investment into our test facilities at our Indianapolis manufacturing campus, which has benefited from a recently completed $600 million modernization program to grow advanced manufacturing and technology capability.

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

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We recently reported on the sweet deal enjoyed by a Tesla Model S owner in Indianapolis, whose local utility charges just 2.3 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. cents per kWh for overnight EV charging. DON''T MISS: Life

Electric Cars Take Top Two Spots At Pikes Peak Hill-Climb Race

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The annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is the second-oldest major motorsport event run in the United States, after the Indianapolis 500. With its 12.4-mile course boasting 156 turns and an elevation gain of more than 4,000 feet, it's also one of the toughest. And this year, electric cars dominated the race, placing first and second. Pikes Peak plug-in cars Rimac

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Bridgestone to debut race tire made with natural rubber from guayule

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In addition to supplying guayule race tires, Bridgestone will also partner with Penske and Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) to transport all Firestone Firehawk race tires to IMS via a Freightliner eCascadia from Penske Truck Leasing’s fleet of electric vehicles during the month of May.

BYD 60-foot battery-electric bus completes full Altoona Pass/Fail test

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Los Angeles International Airport, and IndyGo in Indianapolis. BYD achieved a first when its 60-foot battery-electric articulated transit bus completed durability road testing under the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) new Pass/Fail guidelines at the Model Bus Testing Program in Altoona, Pa.

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Workhorse Group to unveil new C650 electric step van at NTEA Work Truck Show

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Workhorse Group will display its newly-designed C 650 all-electric step van at the NTEA Work Truck Show, 4-6 March in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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More Data Confirms: Electric-Car Drivers Really Love Their Cars

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At the Electric Drive Transportation Association conference in Indianapolis, PlugInsights Research (via InsideEVs) unveiled new findings indicating that--three and a half years after the In the grand scope of automotive history, modern electric cars haven''t been on the road very long. Yet they''ve already demonstrated considerable staying power.

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Which City Will Have Most Hybrids, Electric Cars In Its Fleet?

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When it comes to deploying plug-in electric cars in municipal fleets, Indianapolis appears to be leading the way. The city announced last week that it will replace 425 non-police-pursuit vehicles with electric cars and plug-in hybrids by early 2016, as it works toward a goal of converting the entire fleet to "post-oil technology" by 2025. DON''T

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Toyota’s Collaborative Safety Center introduces 9 new research projects exploring the safety needs of an evolving mobility ecosystem

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Toyota’s Collaborative Safety Research Center (CSRC) introduced nine new projects being launched as part of the next phase of its automotive safety research, backed by the new five-year, $30-million commitment announced last year.

San José International deploys 10 Proterra electric buses in airport fleet

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SJC joins a growing list of airports (including Indianapolis, New York-JFK, Newark, LaGuardia, Sacramento, LAX and SFO), transit agencies, and universities and colleges, that are making the transition to zero-emission vehicle fleets. Mineta San José International Airport’s (SJC) has deployed a fleet of 10 Proterra battery-electric buses that will transport passengers and their luggage between SJC’s parking lots, rental car center, and terminals.

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News: AAA Offers Mobile Charging

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The pilot program offers mobile charging for free to AAA members in San Francisco, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Orlando, Nashville, Charlotte, Denver, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Avon, Peabody and West Springfield, Massachusetts, Providence, Rhode Island, and Bend and Portland, Oregon.

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UPS enters into RNG supply agreements with Kinetrex and TruStar; up to 80M gallon equivalents

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The RNG will be used to fuel UPS’s LNG-powered trucks in Chicago, Columbus, Indianapolis, St. Kinetrex will obtain the RNG from its Indy High BTU plant, a landfill facility on the south side of Indianapolis developed with EDL Energy and the South Side Landfill. UPS has entered into multi-year renewable natural gas (RNG) agreements with Kinetrex Energy and TruStar Energy.

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Bolloré launching BlueLA electric car sharing service in Los Angeles

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A little more than a year after the launch of BlueIndy, the all-electric car sharing service in Indianapolis ( earlier post ), the Bolloré is opening BlueLA electric car-sharing in Los Angeles, California. The service is scheduled to open in 2017. The BlueLA service will initially include the deployment of 200 public charge points and 100 electric vehicles.

WHYY reports Philadelphia’s Proterra electric bus fleet sidelined due to cracked chassis and other defects

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BYD buses were removed from service in Indianapolis for upgrades due to range issues, while officials in Albuquerque, New Mexico, returned 15 BYD buses for similar reasons, Briggs reported. Philadelphia’s public media organization WHYY, also the local PBS and NPR station, reports that the regional public transportation authority SEPTA has sidelined its entire fleet of 25 Proterra electric buses since February 2020.

Tesla Sales, Toyota Mirai Signup, BlueIndy Controversy: Today's Car News

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Today, a report claims the Tesla Model S outsold the Nissan Leaf in the first quarter of this year, Toyota announces the start of signups for the 2016 Mirai fuel-cell sedan, and Indianapolis businesses get red in the face over the BlueIndy electric car-sharing service.

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Kimbal Musk exercises options to buy 25k of Tesla stock at $74.17 per share

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Kimbal is also a notable businessman in his own right, owning “The Kitchen Restaurant Group,” which operates a number of community restaurants in Indianapolis, Colorado, and Chicago. . On Wednesday, Tesla board member Kimbal Musk purchased 25,000 TSLA shares.