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.

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.

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.

Indianapolis Electric-Car Sharing: We Drive BlueIndy's BlueCar

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While you might expect a city-wide electric car-sharing service in Paris--or perhaps progressive havens like San Francisco or Santa Monica--the midwestern city of Indianapolis may not be the first such place you''d look for an all-electric car-sharing plan.

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 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 [.].

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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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Think goes down

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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.

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

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

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.

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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.

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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

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

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.

BlueLA expands French electric-car sharing service to California

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franchise of the service, which put the same BlueCars onto the streets of Indianapolis. First there was AutoLib, a French electric-car sharing service operated by the Bolloré Group. Then came BlueIndy, the first U.S. Now Bolloré is expanding its car-sharing operations to a second U.S. city, one that may be much more in the public. Los Angeles California Car Sharing plug-in cars Bolloré BlueCar BlueIndy BlueLA

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.

France’s all-electric car club heads to the USA

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Unveiled in Indianapolis this week, new BlueIndy service is set to open within the next eight months and will include as many as 500 electric cars available to hire by the city’s residents. France’s famous all-electric car club run by the Bollore Group has expanded to the US.

‘Revenge’ Hits Indiana

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Director Chris Paine was in Indianapolis this week to film for ‘Revenge.’ ’ More details in this TV report: Filmmaker in Ind. for electric car doc. Here is the full text of the article, in case the link goes bad: [link]. Filmmaker in Ind. for electric car doc. Updated: Friday, 12 Feb 2010, 6:51 AM EST. Published : Friday, 12 Feb 2010, 6:02 AM EST. * By: Debby Knox. Indiana is slated to be the leading state in the development of electric cars.

Smart Move

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Smart will be launching a test fleet of 250 electric cars in selected areas, including: Portland, San Jose, Indianapolis, Orlando, and the Washington, D.C. Indianapolis; Orlando, Fla.; – Boston Corridor. Read more in the article: Smart to Launch Test Fleet of Electric Cars. By Mike Ramsey for the Wall Street Journal. From the article: “The car would be leased for four years at $599 a month and would be under warranty during the full period.

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EnerDel Scores Power Regulation Deal, Gets Toe-hold in SmartGrid Conversion

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Indianapolis-based battery maker EnerDel is tied closely to the Th!nk nk electric car company and to other automakers moving into the EV and PHEV field such as Nissan. But it seems that the company is now expanding it's activities beyond automotive power units and into the area of the larger electrical infrastructure. EnerDel has announced a new

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.

XL Hybrids unveils first hybrid-electric Ford F-250 at 2018 NTEA Work Truck Show

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XL Hybrids will display three fleet-ready, electrified pickup truck solutions at NTEA’s Work Truck Show next week in Indianapolis. XL is unveiling the industry’s first XLH hybrid-electric F-250 pickup in its booth, while also displaying an XLP plug-in hybrid-electric F-150.

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

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received 10 electric THINK City cars, and the remainder were delivered to Indianapolis Power & Light for company fleet use. THINK has contracted with Tom Wood Automotive in Indianapolis to support the sale and service of THINK City electric cars in the metropolitan area. THINK has delivered 17 THINK CIty electric cars to utility fleet customers and employees in Indiana. Duke Energy in Plainfield, Ind.

EnerDel secures second order to supply Li-ion battery pack for Volvo C30 Electric Car

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is a privately-held company headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind. EnerDel, Inc. has received a second supply order from Volvo Car Corporation to manufacture its 24 kWh, lithium-ion battery pack to power Volvo’s C30 Electric car. EnerDel was initially selected by Volvo as its battery supplier for the Volvo C30 Electric back in September 2009 when the car was announced as part of Volvo’s “Drive-E Towards Zero” strategy.

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Mercedes-Benz introduces Metris midsize van to US and Canada

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Mercedes-Benz Vans USA introduced the Mercedes-Benz Metris midsize van at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

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Smith Electric Vehicles launches production of battery-electric Newton Step Van

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Smith announced the launch of the Newton Step Van in Indianapolis at the NTEA Work Truck Show, North America’s largest vocational truck and equipment event. Smith Electric Vehicles Corp. unveiled the Newton Step Van, a battery-electric vehicle built on the versatile Newton platform that features a walk-in body produced by Indiana-based Utilimaster. Newton Step Van in FedEx livery. Click to enlarge.

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IUPUI-based engineering startup receives $225,000 NSF grant for solid-state H2 storage

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A startup based on work conducted at the School of Engineering and Technology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis has received a one-year STTR Phase I grant of $225,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support development of a novel solid-state hydrogen storage system based on catalytically-modified porous silicon.

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BAE launches parallel hybrid system

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BAE has launched the latest version of its HybriDrive System at the National Truck Equipment Association Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. The parallel hybrid propulsion system is designed for class six, seven and eight vocational trucks and is meant to meet the demands of urban transit duty cycles that require low average speeds and frequent [.]. Green cars Latest news BAE green trucks HybriDrive System National Truck Equipment Association Work Truck Show parallel hybrid system

THINK electric cars arrive in Indiana

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Duke Energy in Plainfield, Indiana, took 10 of the vehicles; with the remainder going to Indianapolis Power & Light for company fleet use. 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. According to THINK [.]. Electric cars Green cars TH!NK NK Ener1 Indiana Think THINK City electric cars

Serendipitous discovery by IUPUI researchers may lead to environmentally friendly lubricants

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Researchers at the School of Science at IUPUI (Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis) identified the compound in the seed oil of the Orychophragmus violaceus , which is produced in a manner unlike any other fatty acid. Seed oil components of an ornamental flower could provide a direct pathway for designing a new class of environmentally friendly lubricants.

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IC Bus fulfills largest propane bus order to date

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IC Bus will fulfill an order by the Indianapolis Public Schools of 100 CE Series school buses, powered by the Power Solutions International (PSI) 8.8-liter LP propane engine. The buses will be delivered by the IC Bus dealer, Midwest Transit Equipment, in Whitestown, Indiana. Purpose-built for the school bus industry, the CE Series with PSI propane engine is designed to provide diesel-like performance with higher torque at lower engine speeds.

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US Army TARDEC showcased diesel series hybrid CERV in run-up to Indy 500

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The US Army’s Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) earlier in May showcased the diesel series hybrid-electric Clandestine Extended Range Vehicle (CERV) ( earlier post ) as part of special events ramping to the Indianapolis 500.

XL Hybrids XL3 powertrain technology now available on diesel commercial van

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XL Hybrids is unveiling a Reach van with the XL3 system in the company’s booth at the 2015 NTEA Work Truck Show, 4-6 March at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. XL Hybrids, Inc. announced its XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System is now available on the Reach commercial van from Isuzu and Utilimaster. This marks the first diesel-powered vehicle with the XL3 powertrain. Earlier post.).

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Most Hybrid Cities In America

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Indianapolis. I made my first trip to San Francisco this week and although I expected to see a higher percentage of hybrid cars compared to most Midwest cities, I was really surprised.

Aisin Drivetrain to manufacture six-speed automatic for light- and medium-duty commercial trucks

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about 75 miles south of Indianapolis. Aisin Drivetrain, Inc. ADI), a business unit of Aisin Seiki, the world’s largest automotive transmission supplier, will expand its manufacturing operations and begin manufacturing six-speed automatic transmissions for the light- and medium-duty commercial truck market.