View Full Version : Indianapolis to replace entire city fleet with electric, plug-in hybrids by 2025

12-12-2012, 07:26 AM
(R) Mayor Greg Ballard

Indianapolis wants to become the first major city to replace its entire fleet with electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles in a move designed to reduce U.S. reliance on foreign-produced fuels, city officials said Tuesday.

Mayor Greg Ballard is expected to sign an executive order Tuesday mandating the city to replace its current sedans with electric or plug-in hybrids, spokesman Marc Lotter said. After that, the city will work with the private sector to phase in snow plows, fire trucks and other heavy vehicles that run on compressed natural gas. Finally, the city will ask automakers to develop a plug-in hybrid police car, as this doesn’t yet exist, Lotter said.

The city hopes to complete the switch by 2025.

Lotter did not provide an estimate on the cost of the change.


12-12-2012, 04:51 PM
Hopefully the cost is made public at some point. Also the increase pollution from the electricity producing plants, likely coal fired in that part of the US.