Student-Built Karmann Ghia EV Driving From Kansas To D.C. On Tweets

Can the power of social media literally propel a car halfway across the country? That’s the hope of a group of high school students who converted a Karmann Ghia into an EV, with plans to drive it from Kansas City to Washington D.C., but with a twist. The car will only go when it gets mentioned on social media. So you know what we have to do.

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Indianapolis To Replace Entire Gov’t Fleet With EVs And Hybrids By 2025

When I think of Indianapolis, my mind naturally goes to the Indy 500, one of NASCAR’s premiere events. Indianapolis hasn’t exactly garnered an image as a “green” city, but that is changing with a recent announcement from the city government. By 2025, Indianapolis plans to replace its entire government fleet with either electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles.

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Think EV Owners Have Until End Of Year To Get Warranty Work Done

Once a company bursting with optimism, Think Global is now just a hollow shell of an electric automaker. With just two employees left and a lack of interested buyers, the few loyal Think EV owners have until the end of this year to get any warranty or upgrade work done before the company disappears for good.

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Former HUMVEE Plant May Produce Plug-In Hybrid Vans

Once an icon of American materialism and consumption, the Hummer died an unceremonious death when GM killed the brand. It’s military cousin, the HUMVEE, produced by AM General, was not far behind, leaving behind several empty assembly plants across the country. But one of those plants, in northern Indiana, could be retooled to build Bright Automotive’s IDEA plug-in hybrid vans if a deal announced Friday goes through.

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