VALPARAISO | In the next five years, there could be thousands of new drivers of electric vehicles in Northern Indiana, according to an estimate from a national developer of vehicle charging station networks.
Though reality sometimes seemed hard-edged during 2011, glimpses of the future are undeniably encouraging.
A Fisker Karma, an electric luxury and performance vehicle, is shown at at Fields Auto Group in Glencoe, Ill.
David Garfin, center, of Valparaiso, with his nephew Ari Garfin, left, and his brother and Ari's father, Alan Garfin, look at a Fisker Karma, an electric performance vehicle, at Fields Auto Group in Glencoe, Illi.
CHICAGO | The interior of a Fisker Karma, an electric luxury and performance vehicle, is shown at Fields Auto Group in Glencoe, Ill.
A Fisker Karma, an electric luxury and performance vehicle, is shown at Fields Auto Group in Glencoe, Ill.
David Garfin, left, of Valparaiso, stands by a Fisker Karma, an electric performance vehicle, at Fields Auto Group in Glencoe, Ill. Garfin is on a waiting list to recieve one of the first Karma's in the country.
CHICAGO | David Garfin, left, of Valparaiso, test drives a Fisker Karma, an electric performance vehicle, along with Fisker Sales Manager Bill Michlin at Fields Auto Group in Glencoe, Ill, on Oct. 4. Garfin is on a waiting list to recieve one of the first Karmas in the country.
I was a little apprehensive when Dan Brubaker, general manager of Team Chevrolet from Valparaiso, called to ask if I would like to test drive the new Chevrolet Volt. Like other Northwest Indiana Chevy dealers, Team received one of the electric Volts.
LAKE STATION | Mayor Keith Soderquist gets a charge knowing his city was one of the first in the area to own and operate electric cars.
CEDAR LAKE | The Town Council approved a grant that enables it to buy an electric car but deferred action on a warranty for the car until next month.
Ten local municipalities will be among 13 in the state to receive electric vehicles manufactured in Elkhart this week.
"Who Stole the Electric Car?" was a great movie on the influence government and oil companies have over the auto industry. Rent it, watch it, then think about what you're about to read.
Displaying everything from flashy rally cars to tricked-out trailer homes, the 2011 Chicago Auto Show has something for every car lover. But consumers in the market for fuel-efficient vehicles have more choices than ever before. Major car companies are offering hybrid and electric options wi…
Years in development and just now reaching dealers' showrooms, the high-tech Chevrolet Volt is arguably one of the most anticipated new vehicles in years. It's been revered as a symbol of General Motors' resurgence after emerging from bankruptcy, a shining example of what the restructured co…
HOBART | Two new electric vehicles made their 2011 Northwest Indiana debut Tuesday at the South Shore Clean Cities annual meeting.
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