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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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.

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 [.].

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 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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Cummins working on two medium- and heavy-duty PHEV projects; Class 6 truck, Class 7 and 8 buses

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In 1934, Clessie Cummins brought two cars to the Indianapolis 500—the two-stroke Nº 5 and the four-stroke Nº 6—to test effectiveness of 2-cycle versus 4-cycle diesel engine designs for durability and efficiency. At the SAE 2016 Range Extenders for Electric Vehicles Symposium this week in Knoxville, Gary Parker, Director of Electromobility programs for Cummins, Inc. outlined two of the plug-in hybrid projects in which the engine manufacturer is currently involved.

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Renault and Bolloré plan to partner in car-sharing and EVs

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Following the success of Autolib’ in 55 municipalities in and around the Paris region, and the contracts already won by the Bolloré Group in Lyon, Bordeaux and Indianapolis, the Renault and Bolloré groups will look at the possible founding of a joint venture to win and implement new projects in order to meet growing demand in France and on international markets for electric car-sharing services.

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.

Maxwell Technologies introduces ultracapacitor-based engine start module for medium-duty diesel trucks

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at the Work Truck Show, 5-7 March in Indianapolis. New medium-duty ESM. The third terminal connects to the starter solenoid. Click to enlarge. Maxwell Technologies, Inc.

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UPS to invest more than additional $90M in natural gas vehicles and infrastructure; 6 new CNG stations, 440 vehicles

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UPS also purchased 50 additional LNG vehicles that were deployed in Indianapolis, Ind.; UPS plans to build an additional six compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations and add 390 new CNG tractors and terminal trucks and 50 liquefied natural gas (LNG) vehicles to its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet.

DOE releases report from 6 projects evaluating EV charging impacts on grid and customer charging behaviors

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Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL). Charging patterns with (TOU) and without (RES) whole house time-of-use rate during summer weekdays at Progress Energy, one of the participating utilities. Peak period is in gray.) Click to enlarge. The US Department of Energy (DOE) has released a report detailing the findings from six utilities which evaluated operations and customer charging behaviors for in-home and public electric vehicle charging stations.

Lightning Hybrids introducing hydraulic hybrid system on walk-in box truck

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In addition to the South Shore Clean Cities event, the company will showcase the Ford F59 hybrid at the upcoming National Truck Equipment Association’s annual Work Truck Show in Indianapolis from 4-6 March.

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.

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.

Alliance AutoGas launches 5300-mile, 12-city Coast-to-Coast Clean Air Ride with converted F-150

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Alliance’s new Engineered Conversion System, installed on a Bi-Fuel 2016 3.5-liter Ford F-150 V6, was converted to propane autogas almost 30 minutes faster than the predicted 2 hour window at the recent Work Truck Show 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

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

Man makes his own electric car

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An Indianapolis man has built his own electric car, US television station WRTV reported recently. Patrick Roth adapted his Ford Escort to run on electricity alone after conceiving the idea while running his hybrid Lexus. He said; “I found myself constantly trying to trick the car to run on the electric motor as much as possible, which got me thinking,&# Roth said. “Why not just have a second car that’s purely electric?&#.

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Westport launches Ford F-450 and F-550 with Bi-Fuel Westport WiNG Power System

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The trucks will make their debut at next week’s National Truck Equipment Association Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Indiana. Westport Innovations Inc. announced that its Westport WiNG Power System, a compressed natural gas (CNG) bi-fuel system, will be available for order on the Ford F-450 and F-550 Super Duty Chassis Cab trucks starting 1 April 2013. Earlier post.)

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.

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.

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

Duke Energy and ITOCHU to assess second-life applications for Li-ion automotive batteries

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Duke Energy and ITOCHU’s program builds upon their involvement in Project Plug-IN, a large-scale public/private EV initiative based in Indianapolis. In January 2010, ITOCHU became the first international board member of the Energy Systems Network, the Indianapolis-based organization behind Project Plug-IN. Duke Energy and Tokyo-based ITOCHU Corp.

Navigant Research forecasts new EV global sales of > 346,000 units in 2014; 10 predictions for the year

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presence in Indianapolis. During 2014, the global plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) industry is poised to grow by 86% and will surpass more than 346,000 new vehicles sold, according to a new white paper—“ Electric Vehicles: 10 Predictions for 2014 ”—published by Navigant Research.

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BAE Systems launches parallel HybriDrive system for Class 6-8 vocational trucks

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BAE Systems launched its parallel hybrid propulsion system for heavy-duty truck applications at the National Truck Equipment Association Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. Parallel HybriDrive system. Click to enlarge. The parallel system, designed for Class 6, 7, and 8 vocational trucks, is the latest version of the company’s HybriDrive system.