Allison’s hybrid bus transmission sales have tanked, and the company says it’s postponing production of hybrid truck transmissions until market conditions improve.
Mayor Greg Ballard announced Tuesday morning a plan to replace gas-powered cars in the city’s fleet with 425 all-electric and hybrid vehicles by 2016. Indianapolis is the vendor’s first customer.
The Indianapolis Department of Public Safety could save $8.6 million over the next five years by replacing 1,035 non-patrol vehicles with plug-in electric hybrids, according to an internal review released Tuesday.
Production of propulsion system for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles will begin later this year.
Fuel savings and environmental benefits might not be worth the higher cost of such vehicles.
A Russian timber tycoon who poured millions into a battery maker with Hoosier roots is the new owner of Ener1 Inc. Boris Zingarevich supplied $50 million for Ener1’s March 30 exit from bankruptcy and is moving its headquarters from New York to Indianapolis—already home to its core subsidiary, EnerDel.
The Department of Public Works bought Ford Fusion hybrids after the purchase of Toyota’s a few years ago stirred controversy.
The northern Indiana factory where AM General once made H2 Hummers could be building plug-in, hybrid cargo vans under a deal with Anderson-based Bright Automotive announced Friday.
Special charge would help offset lost gas-tax revenue.
Two years after Bright Automotive was founded, the prospect of thousands of Indiana factory workers cranking out Bright’s
100-mile-per-gallon “IDEA” delivery vans by 2012 seems dim.
Indianapolis truck dealer Utility-Peterbilt leased its first hybrid medium-duty truck this summer after enduring months of
tire-kicking but no action from fleet buyers and plenty of interest from television-news types.
Banker Steve Tolen is attempting to resuscitate the electric car. Tolen believes conditions are ripe for an upstart automaker
to launch a safe battery-powered vehicle capable of rapid acceleration, highway speeds and over 100 miles of distance between