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Carbon Motors Taps Connersville Indiana to Build the E7
Officials at Carbon Motors announced that they've chosen Connersville, Indiana for their Carbon Campus, where they'll build the E7, the world's first purpose-built patrol car (and one of my favorite future cars).
Carbon is estimating it'll pour a good $350 million into vehicle development, create thousands of new jobs, and over the coming decade have a $3 billion positive economic impact on the region. State and local politicians are positively giddy.
This most recent announcement was made, rather dramatically, in a shuttered former Visteon plant. Carbon's chairman and CEO William Santana Li called Indiana the future "police car capital of the world." Of course he meant Connersville which, according to Wikipedia's entry for the city, has a modest population of around 15,000.
The city's previous claim to fame? Birthplace of Howard Garns, father of Sudoku.
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