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    Read This: How EVs changed, and didn't change, Elkhart, IN

    Two stinking electric vehicles. That's what Elkhart, IN, has to show for the trio of electric-vehicle makers that were going to create thousands of jobs in town during the past decade but ultimately went bust, the Elkhart Truth reports. Of course, the real "truth" is a little more complicated ...

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    Official: EnerDel still in battery business, now working with Purdue on li-ion research

    You can't say EnerDel isn't still giving it the old college try. In this case, the Indianapolis-based company is making its presence felt at Purdue University, about 65 miles away. EnerDel is giving the university's College of Technology a collection of lithium-ion battery cells and research ...

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    Report: Donated Think EVs idled because of improper recharging?

    "So about those free cars you donated to us..." The city government of Evansville, IN, which was given five all-electric City cars by now-bankrupt electric-vehicle maker Think USA, says that only one is functional because the other four vehicles' computer memories were erased because of improper ...

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    Official: America's RV capitol rebounds but number of Think EV workers drops to just two

    Remember when the U.S. capital of RV production, Elkhart, IN was going to escape the doldrums that the decline of the motor home industry brought on by shifting over to building electric cars? Not so fast. As NPR reports, rising demand for RVs has helped boost employment in Elkhart, IN, while the ...

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    Official: Ener1 plans to emerge from bankruptcy in March with $86 million equity infusion

    Lithium-ion battery maker Ener1, which filed for bankruptcy in late January, plans to emerge from its Chapter 11 status by mid-March with the help of $86 million in new equity and debt-holder agreements to restructure their debt on the company. Ener1, whose own investments include a stake in ...

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    Think may be bankrupt, but cars are still available

    If you were smitten by the little electric Think City and thought the company's recent bankruptcy put the kibosh on your chances of ever owning one of the plastic-paneled car, then *ahem, think again. It seems there are still some of the city runabouts to be had if you look in the right ...

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    Official: Ener1 files for bankruptcy, agrees to restructure $81 million in debt *UPDATE

    Ener1, a maker of lithium-ion batteries for electric-drive vehicles and a major investor in now-bankrupt electric-vehicle maker Think, has gone bankrupt itself. Ener1, which was also making batteries for the Norwegian automaker, said late last week that as much as $81 million in debt will be ...

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    Report: Ener1 to be booted from NASDAQ stock exchange

    Looks like things that were bad with Ener1 (and the Think City electric car) are about to go to worse. After a string of bad news (see here, here, here and here), the latest shoe to drop is the news that the NASDAQ suspended Ener1 from the stock exchange. The fight has apparently gone out of ...

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    Report: Battery maker EnerDel under fire over Think claims

    When electric vehicle maker Think filed for bankruptcy last spring, it owed millions of dollars to EnerDel subsidiary Ener1. Ener1 was also a major investor in Think and a lot of the company's worth was tied up with the Norwegian EV maker. Any way you slice it, Think's failure put Ener1 in a ...

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    Executive shake-up underway at Ener1 as CEO resigns

    The bankruptcy of Think Global is dragging Ener1 down even more, so an executive shake-up, it seems, is in order. Ener1 announced changes to its senior leadership team this week, including the resignation of Charles Gassenheimer, the man formerly in charge as the Chief Executive Officer of ...

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    Think Global bankruptcy drags Ener1 down

    Ener1, a pioneer of lithium-ion batteries for plug-in vehicles, has warned that it might not have sufficient funds to remain operational as a result of losses from its investment in Think Global, a Norwegian automaker that declared bankruptcy in late June. In a regulatory filing on Tuesday, New ...

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    Report: Think purchased by Russian Boris Zingarevich

    Here's a twist. After Think filed once again for bankruptcy, rumors floated around that Turkey's BD Otomotiv was interested in buying the Norwegian electric car company. Those have quieted down, but Ener1, the battery maker that was invested in the automaker, is Think's largest creditor and is ...

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    BD Otomotiv to rescue Think Global from bankruptcy?

    Think City factory in Elkhart, IN – Click above for high-res image gallery
    BD Otomotiv, a sustainable transport group based in Turkey, is reportedly in advanced negotiations with the Norwegian court-appointed trustee of Think Global to rescue the automaker from bankruptcy. Earlier this ...

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    Quick Spin: Review: 2011 Think City

    Bankruptcy Brings This EV's Range To Zero We're all passionate about saving the world, but the amount of enthusiasm we each have is different for everybody. What's your passion level? Let's turn the question into a sliding scale; on one end sits, say, BP, while on the other end, we find Ed ...

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    Will the Think bankruptcy affect operations in Elkhart, IN?

    Think City factory in Elkhart, IN – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The bankruptcy filing by Think Global makes us question the future of Think's only North American factory. Located in Elkhart, IN, Think's U.S. production site was initially touted as an economic boost for an area ...

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    Inside the Think bankruptcy: was the plastic electric too late, too expensive?

    Think City – Click above for high-res image gallery
    On the one hand, the fact that Think needed to file for bankruptcy – again – yesterday was not a big surprise. The company has had a hard time selling its plasticky two-seat commuter car in a world that also includes the ...

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    Report: Think Global files for bankruptcy

    When Ener1 abruptly ended its four-year-long deal with Think Global, saying that its investment was "impaired," we had reason to worry. Now comes word that the struggles continue to mount at Think Global and that the automaker has filed for bankruptcy. Again. According to a statement released by ...

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    Think says GSA electric vehicle contract is "game changing"

    Are you ready for Think's so-called "significant announcement?" Ready or not, here it is:

    Think, the world's leading dedicated electric vehicle manufacturer, announced that it was awarded a contract to supply pure electric, zero-emission vehicles to the federal government. With a contract in ...

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    Think to make "significant announcement" within "10 days"

    In mid-April, Valmet Automotive halted production of the electric Think City. At the time, a Think spokesperson told us that:

    We have asked Valmet to temporarily stop production in Finland, while we rebalance our parts inventory in Europe. The stoppage in Finland has had little effect on ...

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    Ener1 abruptly ends deal with Think, says investment was "impaired"

    Back in October of 2007, Ener1 and Think Global inked what was hailed as the largest contract for lithium-ion batteries in automotive history. Under terms of that agreement, Ener1 was to deliver li-ion prototype packs to Think in March 2008 and pre-production packs in July 2008. Once those ...


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