What would happen if you drove to National Plug In Day in your EV, stopped at a Walgreens afterwards to charge, then found out you couldn't unplug the J1772 coupler? Not a good way to end the day.
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 number of workers at the factory building Think electric vehicles has dwindled to just two.
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 place.
The former CEO of Think Global has moved over to XL Hybrids. Richard Canny, who sometimes writes for AutoblogGreen, joined the XL Hybrids board of directors this past week and said in a statement that he is ready to promote the company's aftermarket hybrid powertrain system that is supposed to improve fuel efficiency by up to 20 percent. Canny said in a statement that, "XL Hybrids has a unique and proprietary technology system that offers a hybrid drive solution to fleets at a fraction of the in
Think continues its senior leadership changes and expansion with the announcement that William Nowicke will join the company as vice presidend of global operations. Before signing up with the electric car company, Nowicke was a VP at "the global turn-around, restructuring, and business advisory firm, AlixPartners LLP." Turn around and restructuring? Sounds like something Think could find a use for those skills in a global operations VP. While no one is giving any details, there's a slight hint i
By mid-2011, the Think City all electric vehicle will be available for sale in the U.S. for $34,000, before incentives. That's what Michael Lock, the company's new chief marketing officer, has told Plugin Cars. The Norwegian company plans to sell between 2,000 to 3,000 of the plastic 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. The two-se
The COP 15 Copenhagen United Nations Climate Change Conference 2009 kicks off this today in Copenhagen, and all of those delegates and personnel need to get around somehow. Auto companies from around the world are providing vehicles for the event, including 15 Think City EVs, 60 Citroen C1 ev'ie electric cars, a Mercedes Benz E-Class sedan running on pure biodiesel provided by Solazyme, a fleet of Honda Insights and at least on Honda FCX Clarity. There's also the city's public transportation sys
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