Electric Cars Set to Roll Out at Auburn Auction

The two-seat models of the LC3 to sell for about $8,500 and four-seat models to sell for $11,000. Vehicles comply with FMVSS 500 low-speed electric vehicle standards.

Published: 11-Aug-2008

FORT WAYNE -- Energy-conscious consumers interested in a low-speed electric car business powering up in Fort Wayne will have a chance to kick the tires on some of its latest models at an area event coming up in about three weeks.

Kruse International plans to sell them at the Auburn Fall Collector Car Auction, which it will hold Aug. 28-Sept. 2 at its 450-acre auction complex off Interstate 69 near Auburn.

“We’ve got 100 of them in process, but only 50 or 60 close to being finished,” said Jerry Medlin, founder of Fort Wayne-based Electric Vehicles Inc., an industrial electric vehicle maker.


Ray Lane, managing partner of venture-capital firm Kleiner Perkins, Caufield and Byers, which has invested in Think, believes Think could eventually sell as many as 30,000 to 50,000 City cars a year.

The production electric vehicle to be introduced in 2010 will have a unique bodystyle and is not based on any existing Nissan model, unlike the technology 'mule' pictured above.

The 100-mile range electric car has been operating with Japanese power companies for the last two years.


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