Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Think City is an electric car for ecological safe

The THINK City is a small two-seater or 2+2-seater highway capable electric car, with a top speed of 110 kilometers per hour (68 mph) and an in-town range of 160 kilometers (99 mi) on a full charge. As of May 2010 it is one of the only three crash-tested and highway-certified electric cars in the world, together with the Tesla Roadster and the Mitsubishi i MiEV.

THINK originally planned to start deliveries to Norwegian customers in the last quarter of 2007. That target was missed, but as of August 2008, about one hundred vehicles have been completed.

At the 2008 Geneva motor show, Think announced that the THINK City will be launched in Denmark and Sweden in 2008, followed by launching in the UK, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands in 2009.

At the 2008 British International Motor Show at the ExCeL Exhibition Centre, London, THINK announced that the THINK City will be available to UK customers from the summer of 2009. Prime Minister Gordon Brown joined Transport Minister Geoff Hoon for a presentation by Managing Director of Think UK.

The THINK City is currently on sale in Norway, Austria, the Netherlands and Switzerland. The list price for the car in Norway is NOK 244,000 before optional features, which is approximately $38,000 US, or £25,400 UK, or €30,700. This price is valid only in Norway.

The car has an inbuilt charger and will re-charge from a standard 230 volt, 10 or 16amp supply in 9.5-10 hours.

Think Ox

The TH!NK Ox is a concept five-seater electric car with a top speed of 130 km/h (81 mph) and a 100 kW motor.

The website for the Think Ox currently lists the top speed as 135 km/h (~84 mi/h) and the range as 250 km (~155 mi).

TH!NK open

TH!NK open is a 3-door, 2-seat concept car, where the roof has been removed. Top speed is 100 km/h (62 mph), with the following ranges (90 to 203 km):
  • Range IEC (European standard for calculating range of electrical cars): 170 km (summer tires, heater off)
  • Range FUDS (American standard for calculating range of electrical cars): 180 km (summer tires, heater off)
  • Range FUDS winter (typical range in particularly cold conditions) : 90 km /winter tires, constant 4 kW heater
  • Range EU UDC (range during city driving only): 203 km (126 mi)


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