Tom Wood Automotive is helping the City of Indianapolis stay on the cutting edge of green vehicle adoption after the introduction of a new mandate
for an oil-free vehicle fleet. An Executive Order signed by Mayor Greg
Ballard yesterday mandates that Indianapolis replace its current fleet
of city-owned sedans with electric and other non-oil burning vehicles by
2025. Mayor Ballard hopes that introducing electric and other
alternative fuel powered vehicles will reduce and eventually eliminate
our dependence on foreign oil, thus saving lives and strengthening our
foreign policy leverage.
Sunday is National Plug-In Day! What is National Plug-In Day, you may ask? National Plug-In Day is the nation's largest grassroots Electric Vehicle (EV) event. Over 50 cities will participate with EV celebrations: ride-and-drives, awards, city proclamations, charging infrastructure spotlights, press conferences, community and business leader presentations, informational tables, and more.
Tom Wood's own Rick Steiner is the Indianapolis National Plug-In Day City Captain! He will be on hand with two TH!NK...
Nissan is attempting to set a Guinness World Record this weekend- by driving in reverse! At the UK's Goodwood Festival of Speed, which starts today, the 100% electric Nissan LEAF
will attempt to complete the famous 1.16-mile Goodwood hillclimb course
as fast as possible... but in reverse, setting a new Guinness World
Record for the fastest time over a distance of one mile in reverse.
With direct drive from the electric motor to its wheels, the Nissan LEAF
going backwards should be able to hit the same top speed it manages
going forwards. With its batteries located under…
In the minds of many consumers, electric cars like the 2012 Nissan Leaf
are over-priced, second-cars that are only capable of short trips
around town. We've proven that sentiment wrong ourselves, covering just
over 15,000 miles in a year in our 2011 Nissan Leaf.
Earlier this week however, we found out about a 2011 Nissan Leaf owner
who has covered 36,000 miles in a little over 11 months, proving once