Thursday, February 18, 2010

Electric Cars in Indy?

A report on says that a plug-in electric-vehicle demonstration program in the Indianapolis area could begin as early as this spring, citing an announcement today by an official for clean-energy consortium Energy Systems Network.

Paul Mitchell, CEO of ESN, said officials are working to use plug-in hybrids made by several manufacturers, including Norwegian car maker Think Global, which plans to manufacture U.S. models in the northern Indiana city of Elkhart.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Awesome. Indy should take the lead in electric vehicles. How about these ideas (none originally mine):

Free metered parking downtown for electric vehicles. Or remove meters along a street and put "Electric Vehicle Parking Only" signs up.

An "Indianapolis 100-Charged" (race at the motor speedway for fast electric vehicles).

A gradual replacing of the city's fleet with electric vehicles.

Push to get Toyota to manufacture the Prius here.