Traditional Strengths and Progressive Thought Yield Powerful Clean-Tech Energy Results
Pioneering Energy Technologies
In the 1980s, Hoosiers engineered the first electric car (General Motors’ EV1) in Indianapolis.
While the EV1 project didn’t last, its legacy remains – an immense pool of engineering talent focused on energy innovation that remained in Central Indiana. At the corporate level, the region is home to former GM business units and new companies focused on all aspects of advanced technology vehicles, from new battery technologies to hybrid engines, motors and transmissions. These firms brought nearly $400 million in vehicle electrification stimulus grants to the region in 2009.
Today, these companies are working together with utilities and government agencies on an ambitious pilot program (Project Plug-IN) combining electric vehicles with smart grid technologies – keeping the Indianapolis Region on the cutting-edge.
Putting the “World” in World-Class
Indiana is truly building a world-class clean technologies and energy industry.
Energy is a global challenge, and a global market – Indiana state and local officials are working hard to make international connections. We’re building great relationships with European wind power and alternative energy firms, and Indianapolis recently hosted the largest-ever delegation of Chinese automakers interested in joint ventures with Indiana electric vehicle component manufacturers.
Leading the New Energy Revolution
Our cleantech industry isn’t just about manufacturing electric cars and trucks – the nation’s largest wind farm (and major manufacturers of wind turbine components) are also located in Indiana, along with facilities accounting for a combined 1 billion gallons of biofuel production capacity. We’re home to leading research institutions and innovative utilities focused on smart grid and systems integration.
The Indianapolis Region isn’t just the Crossroads of America – we’re the nexus of the new energy revolution. Why not join us?
Largest Clean-Tech Energy Employers in the Indianapolis Region:
2. Allison Transmission
3. Dow AgroSciences LLC
4. Raytheon Technical Services
5. Indianapolis Power & Light
6. Citizens Energy Group
7. Duke Energy
8. Midwest ISO
9. Remy International
“It’s very encouraging that companies that have traditionally been in the passenger car business are now moving into developing products for medium and heavy-duty trucks — things like FedEx delivery trucks, garbage trucks or even semis.”
— Paul Mitchell, President and CEO of Energy Systems Network