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1Indianapolis utility customers will pay less for BlueIndy carsharing

New Settlement Drops Monthly Fee From 44 to 28 Cents

The BlueIndy carsharing program is currently being tested in Indianapolis, IN, but there is already some good news to report. The utility company supporting the all-electric-vehicle system, Indianapolis Power And Light, originally thought it would charge its customers 44 cents a month for BlueIndy, but that number has been dropped to 28 cents after a settlement with the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor.

36Chevy reveals SS pace car at the Brickyard

Last season Chevy reskinned and rebranded its NASCAR stock racer after the new SS, so we knew it would only be a matter of time before the Bowtie brand's latest muscle sedan would be pressed into duty as a pace car. And now that time has come.

3Maserati returns to Indianapolis to commemorate historic win

This past weekend was Memorial Day weekend, folks, and you know what that means: racing. There was the Monaco Grand Prix for Formula One fans, and back Stateside there was the Indianapolis 500. You might expect to see a name like Maserati pop up at the former more than the latter, but that wasn't always the case.

AddBlueCar car-sharing affiliate will debut in Indianapolis early next year

Start your engines. Quietly. France's Bollore Group is putting a green spin on Indianapolis's motor-racing tradition by making official its planned debut of its all-electric car-sharing service in the US. It will be called, naturally, BlueIndy.

9See an Indy pit crew's point of view courtesy of Google Glass

Let's make a new rule. From here on out, all racecar drivers and pit crew members must wear Google Glass during the race. While they'd all look pretty ridiculous, at least we'd get more videos like this one.

5Indy Motor Speedway could look like this in 2016

The 100th running of the Indy 500 will happen in 2016, and in anticipation of the centenary celebrations, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has begun Project 100. As part of a request the track made for state funding to assist with the plan (which is expected to cost from $70 million to $100 million), track officials have announced plans to upgrade infrastructure, add more video boards and better grandstands. Fan experiences and promotional venues are also part of the plan, and better lighting cou

2French car-sharing service Autolib will make US debut in Indianapolis

Green car enthusiasts may have assumed that French electric car-sharing service Autolib would show up stateside in a city like San Francisco, Austin or Portland, but notoriously green Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard had other ideas.

20Indianapolis-area mall offers free charging at new "plug-in ecosystem"

Indianapolis-area plug-in vehicle owners looking to burn a bunch of dollars at the local mall can at least save a few by plugging into a solar-powered station at the Clay Terrace mall in Carmel, the New York Times reports.

47Indianapolis plans for all-EV, hybrid fleet

Indianapolis is moving to replace its entire vehicle fleet with electric and plug-in hybrid options. The Detroit News reports mayor Greg Ballard signed an executive order this week that will see Indianapolis replace its sedans with EVs.

7EnerDel still in battery business, now working with Purdue on li-ion research

You can't say EnerDel isn't still giving it the old college try.

6McLaren celebrates 40th anniversary of Indy win

When McLaren was bringing its new MP4-12C to the United States, there were fears that Americans wouldn't recognize the name. After all, the team from Woking is known principally for competing in Formula One, which has had a spotty presence in the U.S. at best. Those fears proved to be misplaced, as customers in the States have been snatching up all the McLaren supercars they can get their hands on. And part of that might come down to the days when McLaren didn't only race in America, it dominate

6Indy 500 fixture Jim Nabors to miss this year's race [w/video]

Jim Nabors wasn't born or raised in Indiana, and he doesn't live there. Yet that hasn't prevented him from becoming one of the state's favorite sons. Singing "Back Home Again In Indiana" before the vast majority of Indianapolis 500 races over the past 40 years will do that for a guy.

30Indy 500 oozes drama, takes no prisoners on 100th Anniversary [spoilers, video]

2011 Indianapolis 500 - Click above for high-res image gallery

9Alex Tagliani shocks with Indy 500 pole

Most motor races take place over a weekend, but the Indianapolis 500 is not most races. "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" plays out over the course of weeks, with numerous practice sessions, extensive qualifying heats and finally the race itself. And with qualifying completed, Alex Tagliani has emerged on top.

1Indy 500 centenary commemorated on U.S. postage stamp

To celebrate the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, the United States Postal Service is releasing a run of 50 million first-class mail stamps depicting Ray Harroun and his Marmon Wasp winning the 1911 race. The stamp features a slick art deco aesthetic and was released this week ahead of Fast Friday.

9Hot Wheels world record jump at Indy 500 starting to take shape

The ramp designed to propel Hot Wheels' mystery driver to world record glory at the 100th Indianapolis 500 is starting to take shape. The ramp doesn't look quite like it did in Hot Wheels' original rendering, but it's still an enormous and terrifying structure. Don't believe us? Check out a full gallery of the ramp on the speedway's Flickr page.

8Video: Dario Franchitti drives Jim Clark's legendary '65 Lotus at Indy

Dario Franchitti drives Jim Clark's legendary Lotus 38 – Click above to watch video after the jump

5MotoGP 2010: Winds of change blow into the Brickyard [Spoilers]

The hype, the drama and one final chance to perform in front of the home town crowd made Indianapolis Motor Speedway a forum for several American riders to "leave it all out on the track " before MotoGP departed the U.S. for the remainder of the season. But with so much happening off the racetrack, when all the cast members were in place, who really had what it took to steal the spotlight? Make the jump to find out.

22Tony George reportedly on board for new US Grand Prix, but not necessarily at Indy

If you can't bring America to Formula One, then they'll bring Formula One back to America. So while the USF1 effort may have tanked, reports are mounting over the return of the United States Grand Prix to the F1 calendar.

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