Electric car maker weighing Elkhart factory

An electric vehicle manufacturer says it is considering starting operations in northern Indiana’s Elkhart County.

Think North America spokesman Brendan Prebo told WSBT-TV of South Bend that the company is focusing its negotiations on
an Indiana site. The company also been considering Oregon and Michigan.

The company, a subsidiary of Norwegian-based
Think Global, estimates its new factory would have 415 full-time jobs. Prebo said representatives from the company would be
meeting Tuesday with Elkhart County officials.

County Commissioner Mike Yoder said he believed state and local
officials were offering an attractive package of incentives to the company.

Last month, Ener1 CEO Charles Gassenheimer
told Reuters that Think Global would locate the plant in Indiana. Lithium-ion battery maker Ener1, parent company of Indianapolis-based
EnerDel Inc., owns 31 percent of the Norwegian firm.

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