Work underway on Indy electric car sharing program

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) –  Last June it was announced the Circle City will become home to the largest electric car sharing program in the nation and work is already underway.

The first kiosk is across from Red’s Classic Barber Shop on Washington Street, that’s right along the Cultural Trail.

The mayor’s office says the cars will be available for public test drive the cars next month.  After that, they’ll start installing other locations, and hopefully have the service up and running by the end of the year.

Drivers will be able to rent one of 500 electric vehicles at 200 kiosk locations around the Circle City. Those kiosks will contain about 1,200 charging stations.

If you already have an electric car, you can still use the charging stations.

IPL has asked for a rate increase to help fund the program. It would mean a 44-cent increase in your bill each month starting in 2018. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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