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Ford adding electric charging stations at its plants

Thousands of local Ford workers will soon be able to plug in electric or hybrid cars during their shifts, and drive home with a full charge.

April 05, 2014 4:10 pm
Lawmakers look at new ways to fund future, existing roads

Lawmakers look at new ways to fund future, existing roads

With demand for gasoline at historic lows due to consistently high prices and greater declines ahead under a new federal requirement that cars and light trucks have double the fuel efficiency by 2025, Indiana lawmakers have begun looking at alternatives to the gasoline tax for funding constr…

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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NIPSCO launching second phase of electric vehicle charging stations

NIPSCO launching second phase of electric vehicle charging stations

HOBART | Public entities interested in adding electric vehicle charging stations to their properties can apply for them through a NIPSCO program announced Tuesday.

February 18, 2014 3:00 pm Photos

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Lawmaker: Mileage charge could replace state gas tax

INDIANAPOLIS | A Northwest Indiana lawmaker is ready to look at replacing the state gasoline tax with a per-mile charge to offset declines in gas tax revenue due to fuel-efficient vehicles.

October 16, 2013 6:15 pm Related

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Young Valpo entrepreneur develops eco-friendly skateboard motor

Young Valpo entrepreneur develops eco-friendly skateboard motor

VALPARAISO | Evan Merz was talking to a friend in the Electric Vehicle Club at Purdue University when the pair had an "aha moment" that turned them from students into entrepreneurs.

October 01, 2013 11:26 pm Video Photos

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Cars can charge up at Lighthouse Place

Simon Property Group will highlight electric vehicle charging stations at Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets to celebrate National Plug In Day.

September 27, 2013 9:15 am
Electric vehicles present 'significant market opportunity' in NWI

Electric vehicles present 'significant market opportunity' in NWI

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.

May 22, 2012 3:00 pm Photos

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Car aficionados can cruise into Hub City for weekly events

CROWN POINT | The city welcomes the 2012 season of Car Cruises from 4 to 8 p.m. every Thursday around the historic downtown square, beginning tonight through Sept. 27.

May 17, 2012 12:00 am

Valparaiso's David Garfin is the proud owner of a Fisker Karma

In 2006, the documentary Who Killed the Electric Car? stunned audiences by revealing that an electric car had been produced, was practical, produced no emissions and was fast—and owners loved it. But, according to the movie's producers, the fleet of leased cars was literally crushed in the A…

April 22, 2012 11:55 am

Task force recommends license fee boost to help promote electric car use

SPRINGFIELD | A new report designed to spark electric car usage in Illinois calls for a $1 boost in the state license plate fee to help bankroll rebates and grants for alternative fuel vehicles.

January 26, 2012 8:15 pm
Industry officials say infrastructure drives electric car buyers

Industry officials say infrastructure drives electric car buyers

MERRILLVILLE | Bringing electric vehicles and charging stations to the region presents a unique dilemma, according to experts assembled here Wednesday.

October 19, 2011 2:45 pm Photos

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Utility working to spark interest in electric vehicles, installation of charging stations

Utility working to spark interest in electric vehicles, installation of charging stations

Electric vehicles are as few and far between in Northwest Indiana as the charging stations that power them. 

October 16, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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NIPSCO works to spark interest in electric vehicles

NIPSCO works to spark interest in electric vehicles

Electric vehicles like the new Chevy Volt are as few and far between in Northwest Indiana as the charging stations that power them. But environmental advocates and the Northern Indiana Public Service Co. are prepping for time when greener vehicles will be on region roadways.

October 16, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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BILL MASTERSON JR.: Driving the Volt was a charge!

BILL MASTERSON JR.: Driving the Volt was a charge!

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.

October 06, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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The Buzz Behind the Volt

The Buzz Behind the Volt

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…

February 20, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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