CONNERSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - A company whose plans to build high-tech police cars stalled when the federal government rejected its loan request has taken its equipment from an eastern Indiana plant.
Connersville Mayor Leonard Urban tells the Connersville News-Examiner that crews cleared out the Carbon Motors plant in early March. City workers have painted over the Carbon Motors logo on the entrance and exit signs at the plant.
The company had leased part of a vacant Visteon plant, but that agreement expired Sunday.
Carbon Motors arrived in Connersville in 2009 with pledges to build its high-tech police cars at the idled auto parts plant. But the U.S. Department of Energy rejected its bid for a $310 million loan in March 2012.
Company officials had been seeking private funding for the project.
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