Indianapolis: First US City to Require Electric Vehicles
12/17/2012 - SustainableBusiness.com News
Indianapolis is the first city in the US to mandate the conversion of its fleet to clean vehicles.
Heavy vehicles such as snow plows, garbage trucks and fire engines are being converted to run on compressed natural gas.
Ballard's goal is for the 500-vehicle fleet to be modernized by 2025, estimating savings of $12,000 per vehicle over that time.
Indianapolis is also one of the top communities for electric vehicle infrastructure, with more than 200 EV charging stations.
Houston, Chicago and Los Angeles are also greening their fleets, but New York, which was a leader in this area, has taken a step backward by phasing out its hybrid taxi fleet.
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