Indiana's Electric Car Comeback

Thu, 01/07/2010 - 4:06am

Th!ink has just opened its first North American manufacturing plant, where they will employ 400 to build the Think City, an electric car with a top speed of 70mph and a range of roughly 100 miles. While the company has found success in Europe, they didn't believe the technology was mature enough for the U.S. market, until now.

As Gov. Mitch Daniel says, 400 new jobs anywhere is exciting, but for Elkhart, Ind., these jobs will mean a lot for a community battered by the loss of the local RV manufacturing market. And with electric technology quickly developing — and with seemingly endless potential — Th!nk has presented Indiana with another shot at recovery.

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