Indianapolis plans to move city fleet to electric, hybrid

There are 3 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Dec 12, 2012, titled Indianapolis plans to move city fleet to electric, hybrid. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

INDIANAPOLIS A city spokesman says Indianapolis plans to replace its entire fleet with electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles by 2025.

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Ralph

Bloomingdale, IN

#1 Dec 12, 2012
Oh delite-full. How green and earth saving. I am sure no evil coal will be used to recharge them.
Moe

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Dec 12, 2012
Ralph wrote:
Oh delite-full. How green and earth saving. I am sure no evil coal will be used to recharge them.
They are going to use GOP BS to make methane to charge them.

Since: Aug 12

Indianapolis, IN

#3 Dec 12, 2012
A well maintained traditional gasoline engine can be expected to run reliably for over 150,000 miles. While the fact that electric vehicles can get from point A to B without using gasoline is a good thing, they are more expensive and we don't know how long they will last. If the vehicles need to be replaced a few years earlier than a comparable gas model would then that will cut into the expected savings.

I haven't heard of any company in the private sector switching to an all electric fleet. I suspect that the mayor would think twice about making such a drastic move if he was risking his own money rather than public funds.

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