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Indianapolis Firm's Battery to Power Norwegian Electric Car

Think wants to gear up to produce 10,000 cars a year in 2009 with EnerDel supplying the batteries.

Published: 09-Aug-2008

EnerDel plans to expand its Indianapolis plant by the end of the year to start commercial production of 600-pound lithium-ion battery packs that will power a Norwegian-made all-electric car.

"We're planning to expand rapidly. We're scaling up to some big numbers," said Charles Gassenheimer, chairman and chief executive of Ener1, the Florida-based parent of the battery maker.

The batteries will go into the Think car, a two-seater produced in Norway that aims at becoming the first commercially available electric car.

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