Indianapolis to Replace all City-Used Vehicles With Either EVs or Hybrids by 2025
Ballard was quoted as saying that “the United States’ current transportation energy model, driven by oil, exacts an enormous cost financially and in terms of strategic leverage [ . . . ] Our oil dependence in some cases places the fruits of our labor into the hands of dictators united against the people of the United States.” They will replace virtually all but their police cars with EVs, as high-performance electric cars are quite expensive, so they will opt for range extenders or regular hybrids.
City spokesman, Marc Lotter added: “We are negotiating with the automakers and several international capital fleet firms to get the best deal possible for taxpayers.” This is important because green cars have very high initial purchase costs, and these are only offset if the vehicles are used for a prolonged period of time - the city expects to save $10, though they did not specify how long it would take them to recoup the money.
Story via The Detroit News