Think, a Norwegian electric car maker, has started making the Think City two-seat electric vehicles at its plant in Elkhart, northern Indiana.
Think North America spokesman Brendan Prebo told The Elkhart Truth that the company plans to roll out 300 electric cars from the plant before the end of the year. The company originally planned to start making cars at the Elkhart factory in early 2011.
The newspaper reported that 220 of the small cars, colored red, blue or black, are aligned on the factory floor in neat rows and are in various stages of completion. Construction of the cars begins at a plant in Finland. Workers in Elkhart install the lithium-ion battery, the motor and gearbox, the seats, headlights and other components.
The Norwegian company plans to sell between 2,000 to 3,000 of the City electric vehicles in three to five stores, most likely to be located in Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area, New York City, Washington, DC and Indianapolis, near the car’s U.S. assembly plant.