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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

Connected And Networked Electric Vehicles Have The Potential To Make EVs Viable Without Huge Incentives.

Markets are great – but the true costs of our fuel choices are not reflected in the price

Smaller players will struggle with lack of scale, yet have products on sale. Larger established manufacturers are late to the game, but have massive resources. Who is going to win the EV race?

With all those difficult times behind it, you might think that the people at Think are finally ready to just sit back and let the sales roll in. Nope. Think announced today that there has been an orderly change of top leadership, with now-former CEO Richard Canny being replaced with former Ford of Canada (and Brazil) CEO Barry Engle. Canny will shift his focus from running the entire company to working on promoting sales of the all-electric city car in the U.S., something that starts later this

Today, I interviewed Think CEO Richard Canny to discuss the car, his thoughts on EVs, and plans for the U.S. market. Here is what I learned:

Think City – Click above for high-res image gallery

Think City in Turku, Finland – Click above for high-res image gallery

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels (left) and Think CEO Richard Canny – Click above to enlarge

Th!nk City production in Finland – Click above for high-res image gallery

One potential design for the next-gen Th!nk City

We learned earlier today that Norwegian electric automaker Th!nk had requested a handout from the Norwegian government. We've now heard that the government is not likely to give the EV maker any money. According to a translation of a piece in the Norwegian news source Dagbladet by AutoblogGreen reader Leif E., the government will not step in, saying that helping one company but not others was not sound policy. Th!nk's claim that it needs $15-30 million in government-backed funds within weeks to