ELKHART – State and local leaders said they had a proven product that would bring jobs and make Indiana the electric car capital of the world. One small car brought big hope to Elkhart a few years ago, but that road to success has been difficult.
"Disappointment is a good word," said Elkhart Mayor Dick Moore.
The promise by 2013: 415 full-time jobs.
With about a year to go towards that goal, things at the Think plant on Magnum Road are slow-going.
WSBT News cameras captured just one pickup truck in the parking lot.
Since Governor Mitch Daniels announcement at the plant in January, 2010, we saw a few cars roll off the assembly line, but we also saw something else – recalls, bankruptcy and uncertainty about the automaker's future.
"We have not been informed about what's going on," said Moore.
Elkhart did offer Think North America a tax abatement. The more money the company invested in its equipment and plant, the bigger the incentive.