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Electric drive industry responds to A123’s bankruptcy, takeover by JCI

Published: October 23, 2012

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Hybrid Something interesting happened after A123 Systems filed for bankruptcy last week: the plug-in vehicle industry circled the wagons. AutoblogGreen received press releases and statements from a variety of electric vehicle (EV) players that, when taken as a whole, seem to indicate this particular bankruptcy filing hit a little close to home and when, say, Think exited stage right .


EV equity partnerships make sense at first, but can end poorly

Published: August 21, 2012

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Filed under: Emerging Technologies , EV/Plug-in , Manufacturing/Plants WARNING to electric carmakers and lithium ion battery manufacturers: it’s suggested you stay away from taking equity stakes in each other’s companies. Practicing this type of electric-vehicle keiretsu could lead to harikari .


VW announces Think Blue tour, details on E-Golf test fleet

Published: March 22, 2012

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Volkswagen , USA Volkswagen ‘s U.S. ecomobility promotion efforts reveals two new facets this week with the announcement of both a ” Think Blue ” tour and the official details of the E-Golf test program we first heard about a few weeks ago. VW launched its Think Blue initiative in the U.S.


America’s RV capitol rebounds but number of Think EV workers drops to just two

Published: March 8, 2012

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Manufacturing/Plants , Th!nk (Think) Remember when the U.S.


Think may be bankrupt, but cars are still available

Published: February 13, 2012

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Th!nk (Think) , USA , BYD 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. One such location is Green Wheels in Chicago, IL


VW announces two-year partnership with Bikes Belong

Published: January 28, 2012

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Filed under: Green Culture , Volkswagen , On Two Wheels , Washington DC Auto Show 2011 was a good year for VW – the best since 2002 – said Jonathan Browning, president and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America, and this gives the company a license to think outside the car. Thus, at the Washington Auto Show , Volkswagen announced support for another type of pedal power: for the next two years, VW will sponsor Bikes Belong , a national organization that works to get more people on more bikes more often, as part of the automaker’s expanding Think Blue campaign, which was launched in the U.S.


Think Global bankruptcy drags Ener1 down

Published: August 17, 2011

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Filed under: Etc. , EV/Plug-in , Th!nk (Think) Ener1 , a pioneer of lithium-ion batteries for plug-in vehicles, has warned that it might not have sufficient funds to remain operational as a result of losses from its investment in Think Global , a Norwegian automaker that declared bankruptcy in late June. In a regulatory filing on Tuesday, New York-based Ener1 announced its restated financial results


Volkswagen rolls out Think Blue Symphony ad campaign

Published: August 10, 2011

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Filed under: Diesel , MPG , Volkswagen , Germany Volkswagen Think Blue Symphony – Click above to watch video after the jump Volkswagen has rolled out its latest advertising campaign under its Think Blue initiative. On August 5, the automaker launched a TV spot and print ads over in Germany to transmit a differently colored sustainable mobility message. Think Blue, says VW, conveys an eco-friendly vibe and motivates people to join in by heightening public awareness for sustainable action.


Lightning Motorcycles switching to Ener1’s lithium-ion batteries

Published: August 3, 2011

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , On Two Wheels , USA , Racing Ener1 may have ended its deal with Think , but it looks like the company has found a place to use some of its lithium-ion batteries after recently reaching a supply and distribution agreement with Lightning Motorcycles.


Official: Think Global purchased by Electric Mobility Solutions AS

Published: July 26, 2011

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Th!nk (Think) 2011 Think City – Click above for high-res image gallery Electric automaker Think rises once again. Following the company’s latest bankruptcy and rumors that the long-running EV maker would be bought by Turkey’s BD Otomotiv , it is now official that Russian investor Boris Zingarevich has taken hold of Think and will relaunch the company. Zingarevich, who already had “indirect ownership of less than 40%” of Think’s shares, was the winning bidder in a bankruptcy proceeding last month and now plans to relaunch a refined Think City in early 2012 with help from established partners Ener1 (the U.S.-based li-ion battery maker) and Valmet Automotive (the production company in Finland)


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