US/NORWAY: Think 'close to Indiana announcement'
Norwegian electric car maker Think Global could be close to announcing that it has picked a site in Indiana for its US manufacturing facility.
The exact location and other details will be announced in a few weeks, according to remarks attributed to Charles Gassenheimer, chairman and CEO of lithium-ion battery maker Ener1 Inc., which has a 31 percent stake in Think. Gassenheimer told Reuters that Think had picked a site in Indiana.
However, other reports in the US say that Indiana, Michigan and Oregon are still in the running to land the plant.
A news release from the company earlier this year indicated the US facility would initially employ about 300 workers and produce up to 16,000 cars per year. Eventually, the company hopes to employ 900 and produce 60,000 vehicles.