We haven’t heard any official proclamation, but reports are streaming into the AutoblogGreen mailbag that say that Think will be making a move to the West Coast. We know that Th!nk wants to begin building the small all-electric vehicle in the U.S. soon, and wants to sell the car here sometime next year. The last official word was that Think was talking to a handful of states and would narrow the list down to one or two states by the end of March (when Th!nk’s DOE loan application was to be turned in). It seems that Oregon made the list of finalists, since Th!nk CEO Richard Canny appeared with Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski to test out the City EV.
Reader Bob W. sent us a note that said, “On the local news tonight, it was reported that Think is looking seriously at Portland to be its site for making the Think City in the U.S. They are looking at using the Frieghtliner (Daimler) truck plant that is soon to be shut down.” OregonLive says that the plant would meed Think’s size requirements and that over 1,000 workers could be employed there. Th!nk’s expansion plans are far from guaranteed, but at this point things are moving west. Thanks to everyone who sent this in!
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