UPDATE 1-Ford says pulling plug on Think electric car

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(Adds details throughout, byline) By Michael Ellis DETROIT, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co. on Friday said it was pulling the plug on its Think electric vehicle division due to poor customer demand and lack of government support for the environmentally friendly cars. Ford, which bought Norway-based Think in 1999 for $23 million and invested $100 million in electric vehicle battery technology since then, will instead focus on developing fuel cell and hybrid gasoline-electric vehicles ...

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