The Think! City
Norwegian automaker Think, which barely escaped complete dissolution last year thanks to capital injections from new strategic partners Ener1 and Valmet, continues to forge ahead and has apparently chosen a site near Middlebury, Indiana to construct a major EV assembly plant inside the U.S..
In August we reported that having emerged from bankruptcy and moved production of the Think City to a Valmet facility in Finland, the company was also shopping for a U.S. manufacturing site and would be announcing it's choice toward the end of the year. At that time sites in Detroit and Oregon were also in the running, but according to the Elkhart Indiana eTruth, Governor Mitch Daniels will be joining board members of the Economic Development Corporation of Elkhart County Tuesday to announce to the press that Indiana has been chosen.
Elkhart County officials approved a tax abatement plan for Think last month, based on the company's proposed $43.5 million investment in a production facility capable of building 2,500 vehicles a year and employing 415 workers.
The Think City seats two, has a maximum speed of 62 mph and a range of over 100 miles per charge.