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USA: Elkhart electric car company is still running

ELKHART, Ind.– An Elkhart company is fighting to stay afloat despite promising to bring 400 to 500 jobs to the Elkhart community.

Think opened in Elkhart in 2010, bringing the automobile of the future to a faltering economy.

The company makes small electric cars designed for inner city driving.

“Originally the company got started by selling to fleets,” said Rodney Smith, one of the two employees remaining at the Elkhart location. “We’re still doing that.”

Smith was hired in November 2010 and at its’ peak, Think had a total of 25 employees in the Elkhart location, he said the company let about half of their staff go on Jan 1, 2011.

The site was meant to be a manufacturing facility. Think intended to build an entire assembly line with conveyor belts and mass production of the electric cars.


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