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Carbon Motors plans to build different vehicle in Indiana

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A company planning to build high-tech police cars in a vacant eastern Indiana auto parts factory says it has a second vehicle that it plans to produce in Indiana.

Carbon Motors Corp. on Monday announced it will begin producing a multi-mission vehicle called the TX7 somewhere in Indiana before it begins production of E7 police cars at a vacant former Visteon plant in Connersville.

Company spokesman Stacy Dean Stephens told The Connersville News-Examiner that Carbon will assemble the smaller vehicle in the state, but it's not certain yet whether that work will take place in Connersville.

The Energy Department rejected Carbon's bid for a $310 million federal loan in March, stalling E7 production.

The Connersville public works board agreed Friday to give an undisclosed buyer until March 31 to close on a delayed deal to acquire the property for $4 million.

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  • Joke
    Light Box and these jokers... No more press.
  • Pixie Dust
    I have some pixie dust for the mystery plant... These jokers are teaming up with Light Box. Do not give them anymore press.
  • Socks
    Maybe they should try building some solar powered electric socks, with an optional wind generating beanie cap.
  • surprised
    I am shocked the Department of Energy didn't want to waste couple more hundred million dollars in a bogus green energy company.
  • Carbon
    What a joke....you'll not find a city/town/county that will buy this. And you expect a local repair/dody shop to be able to work on it? What a joke..........
  • When?
    When exactly does Carbon plan on building this vehicle? Carbon needs to quit screwing with the people of Connorsville and let them sell the former Ford plant to someone who actually intends to bring in jobs. I have lived in Florida for 4 years now and Carbon was mmaking promises for 2-3 years before I left Indiana.

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