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The City of Indianapolis announced this week it will deploy what it believes will be the largest municipal fleet of electrified vehicles in the nation by early 2016. The new program put forward by Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard is aimed at reducing the country’s dependence on oil, and save taxpayers millions of dollars. As explained […]

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Mazda scored two firsts this weekend at the Brickyard: a first Indy win for the company and a first win for a diesel car at this legendary racetrack. Over the past four decades, Mazda has scored hundreds of race wins at tracks across the country, and around the world.  But until yesterday, Mazda did not […]

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When the Mazda6 SKYACTIV-D Clean Diesel race car hits the track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this week, it will be the first time in six decades that a diesel has competed at the most famous track in the world. Historians will note that the last time a diesel competed at the speedway was in […]

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Greg Ballard, mayor of the City of Indianapolis, took a personal test drive of an EchoDrive equipped Ford E-250 hybrid demonstration vehicle after a meeting with Echo Automotive, Inc. executives. As head of the country’s 11th largest city, Ballard signed an executive order in December requiring Indianapolis to replace its nearly 500 non-police vehicle fleet […]

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The city of Indianapolis, home of the world famous 103-year-old Indianapolis Motor Speedway, has announced plans to migrate a large swath of its vehicle fleet to electric (EV) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) vehicles. Mayor Greg Ballard signed an executive order Wednesday mandating the city to purchase PHEVs or EVs for the non-police vehicle fleet. Plans […]

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