Tesla electric car showroom in Mishawaka appears to be dead

MISHAWAKA — Plans for an “electric car company” showroom and automotive center — long-rumored to be Tesla — at the former JC Penney Home Store site at Grape and Cleveland roads appear to be dead.

Chris Sotos, representing Key Development Partners, the firm developing the project, confirmed on Tuesday the contract with the electric car company — which was never officially named — was terminated this past summer. He did not provide any other details.

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The car company, which was believed to be Tesla, had proposed leasing the 35,500-square-foot JC Penney building from Key Development, and razing the smaller building to the west, while the developer was to make improvements to lighting, the parking lot and landscaping. 

City Planner Ken Prince said Friday that he’s heard rumors that the deal had fallen through. The move, he

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Car companies plan for electric vehicles by 2040, but infrastructure demands pose major stumbling block

Several car companies have promised to go electric over the next two decades, but stumbling blocks on both the consumer and production sides call into question the reality of those ambitions. 

The push to adopt electric vehicles (EV) heralds a golden compromise in which Americans continue to drive cars and the environment catches a break thanks to clean energy. The auto industry continues to see companies declare their intention to switch over to producing EVs, with some going so far as to say they plan to only produce electric vehicles in the near future. 

The transition to EVs requires several significant components: mining of necessary battery materials, charging station availability, and power grid strength. 


Electra Battery Materials CEO Trent Mell told FOX

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This Iconic Volkswagen Is Getting An Electric Facelift In March

Volkswagen is revealing its 2024 ID.Buzz, an electric reboot of its iconic vans, in March with a sleek facelift that stays true to the original.

Volkswagen has finally announced a reveal date for their upcoming 2024 Volkswagen ID.Buzz, an electric version of the iconic minibus line. The longtime automotive manufacturer is using its strong and recognizable branding to enter the competitive electric market. The surprise confirmation comes nearly five years after Volkswagen announced it would be producing retail units of its concept electric vehicle (EV). The van’s design takes cues from the original Type 2 Microbus it resembles but provides a sleek facelift to match similar EVs in its class.

The longtime automotive manufacturer is entering a competitive market, with top brands from Ford to Sony vying for market share. However, by invoking nostalgia from the recognizable design of the original Microbus, the company might just brew the perfect

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The most anticipated cars, trucks for 2022 are (mostly) electric

The most anticipated cars, trucks for 2022 are (mostly) electric

This year’s most anticipated vehicles highlight the auto industry’s break from its past in which electrics were largely nerdy, little boxes on wheels.

  • Our most anticipated cars include EVs that offer long range and daring styling.
  • Some updates to an old favorite helped a fun, traditional car make the list, too.

Think of 2022 as pivotal for the auto industry, the year in which a bevy of new electric vehicles with oodles of curb appeal could break through to previously resistant mainstream buyers.

Never have there been so many electric offerings and, following the pace set by Tesla, so many breathtakingly beautiful and, yes, sexy. It’s a break from the industry’s past in which electrics were largely nerdy, little boxes on wheels, a reflection of the need for weight savings to

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