Ener1 Lays Off 3 Percent of Employees

Sluggish battery demand forces slowed production.

Published: 28-Mar-2011

Battery maker Ener1 has laid off about 3 percent of its 770 employees worldwide, partly because of lower-than-expected demand from the Think electric car being assembled in Elkhart.

About 380 of New York-based Ener1's work force was assigned to facilities in Noblesville, Indianapolis and Mount Comfort prior to the layoffs, corporate spokesman Brian Sinderson said. He was not sure to what extent the cuts affected local operations. A mix of engineers and production workers were let go, he said.

Think previously said it expected to sell 2,500 cars in the United States this year. But the company recently asked Ener1 to halt shipments of batteries while it works through an oversupply of inventory.


CODA electric car.

$394 million commitment will enable the company to rapidly industrialize the all-electric CODA car’s power system.

Better Place experimental battery swap station first debuted in 2009.

How consumers will pay for Better Place's services is yet to be worked out.

Chery Riich G5 Sedan

Better Place and Chery will jointly develop switchable-battery EV prototypes using Chery Riich G5 Sedan platform.


blog comments powered by Disqus