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Elkhart to get Finnish electric car assembly plant

January 6th, 2010

Green Right Now Reports

Elkhart, Ind., will become home to an assembly plant for the Finnish company THINK, a maker of all-electric vehicles.

THINK's City model can go 100 miles on a charge

THINK's City model can go 100 miles on a charge

The factory, expected to employ at least 400 workers, will produce a “highway-capable urban EV” that is being newly marketed in Europe and will be available later this year in the U.S., the company announced yesterday.

The THINK “City” model car will not come off the line at the Elkhart location until 2011, after the Finnish automaker retools the Indiana plant, which previously made recreational vehicles.

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Navistar and Modec produce all-electric trucks

December 8th, 2009

By Ashley Phillips
Green Right Now

Navistar International Corporation and Modec Limited of the UK announced that they will begin a joint-venture in the production of a line of all-electric commercial truck under the name Navistar-Modec EV Alliance, LLC. The move makes good on a $39.2 million federal grant in stimulus funding from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop and build an all-electric truck.

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Want to be earth-friendly and super-mobile? Hop onto a folding bike

July 30th, 2009

You’re cool and environmentally conscious. You eat organic and live green, right down to your trendy hemp shoes. You probably even drive a Prius and subscribe to Mother Jones.

But if you live in a city of much size, to be deeply green you must pimp your ride with a folding bike.

Europeans have been making and riding folding bikes for years. Asia, long a bicycle-dominant part of the world, has found folding bikes ideal for their cities’ crowded streets.

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Hitting The Road With Hydrogen

August 25th, 2008

By John DeFore

Saturday marked the end of a tour hoping to convince Americans that hydrogen-fueled cars are not as far away from practicality as we might think.

The Hydrogen Road Tour ’08 was an explicit (if partial) answer to the lament “what does it matter if I can buy a hydrogen car, if I can’t get fuel for it?”: Starting in Portland, Maine and ending in Los Angeles, the varied cars in this caravan covered the continent while running entirely on hydrogen.

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