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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
Utility getting people in line for IN-Charge

Utility getting people in line for IN-Charge

MERRILLVILLE | Although there is much debate about the pace American drivers will adopt electric vehicles, Northern Indiana Public Service Co. is investing money in a program to boost the ranks within its service territory.

April 05, 2012 2:00 pm Photos

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NIPSCO selects residential charging station administrator

The Northern Indiana Public Service Co. is expected Thursday to name 350Green LLC as the administrator of a pilot program providing electric vehicle charging stations for residential customers.

April 04, 2012 5:45 pm

L.A. firm to lead NWI electric vehicle market study

A national developer of electric vehicle charging station networks said Thursday it received a contract from NIPSCO to lead a market study that will help determine ideal locations for publicly available charging posts.

December 01, 2011 9:00 pm
All charged up, but nowhere to plug

All charged up, but nowhere to plug

After Valparaiso resident David Garfin finished whipping a white plug-in hybrid sedan around curves in Northfield, Ill., he wondered what took so long.

October 16, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Not all fuel-efficient cars are equal at the Chicago Auto Show

Not all fuel-efficient cars are equal at the Chicago Auto Show

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…

February 20, 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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'Electric' start to Chicago Auto Show

'Electric' start to Chicago Auto Show

CHICAGO | Taking a ride in the 2011 Chevrolet Volt was both for entertainment and teaching purposes for Gary resident Trina Lynch-Jackson.

February 12, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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