ElectricAid.org test drives the Think City

Revenge of the Electric Car

Last week Norway’s ElectricAid.org uploaded a very entertaining and artistic video test drive review of the Think City electric car. ElectricAid.org video Test Drive of the Think City Electric Car. Watch the video in High Definition by clicking here. If you enjoy Top Gear you’ll enjoy the humor and creative editing in this video short. Source: ElectricAid.org , YouTube ].

Discontinued 2011 Think City Electric Cars For Sale: $22,500

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In retrospect, it may be that a 10-year-old design for a plastic-bodied two-seat electric minicar was not what the U.S. market wanted. Especially at a list price of $35,495, higher than that of a brand-new 2011 Nissan Leaf, which had twice as many seats, twice as many doors, a longer range, and a known brand name. But now's your chance to own a

CARB Approves THINK City as Type II ZEV

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The California Air Resources Board has approved the THINK City as a zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV). The approval paves the way for THINK to sell the all-electric THINK City in California, 12 other states and the District of Columbia that have adopted California’s ZEV requirements. The THINK City has a range of 100 miles, which meets CARB’s Type II ZEV Tier requirements, and uses an advanced lithium-ion battery developed by Ener1.

Last Few Think City Electric Cars Being Finished in Indiana

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Perenially struggling electric automaker Think is once again seeing out another unsuccessful chapter in its life as the final few cars are completed at its Indiana plant. Originally formed in Norway in 1991, Think has been around longer than several other dedicated electric car companies--but it's had its fair share of problems too.

THINK City EVs with EnerDel Li-ion Packs Enter Production

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THINK, the Scandinavian electric vehicle maker, has begun production of THINK City EVs equipped with 22 kWh Li-ion battery packs from Ener1 subsidiary EnerDel. The EnerDel THINK City pack. THINK and Ener1 have been in active partnership for a number of years, developing and perfecting the THINK EV drive system and the EnerDel. Ener1 is an investor in THINK, and Ener1 Chairman and CEO Charles Gassenheimer is now THINK’s Chairman of the Board.

THINK Selects Indiana for Think City EV Assembly

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THINK will begin selling the THINK City, one of the world’s first highway-capable urban EVs, in the US later this year. The THINK City will appear in Detroit next week at the North American International Auto Show 2010. THINK’s investments in Elkhart County will support manufacturing capacity for more than 20,000 vehicles a year. The company started delivering the latest generation of its THINK City model to customers in Europe last month.

THINK City cars arrive at utility companies

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Scandinavian electric vehicle (EV) maker, THINK, is making good on its slogan ‘Changing The World, One Car At A Time’™ by delivering its new electric city cars to electricity and utility providers across Europe. Spanish power company, Red Electrica, has been testing the THINK City since the beginning of the year, and reports a very successful [.]. NK Porsche Think City utility Tags: Electric cars TH!NK

THINK City electric car on show at new Swiss store

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The THINK City electric car has taken centre stage at the world’s first dedicated electric mobility concept store in Zurich. The m-way store has been created and designed by Swiss retailing giant Migros and THINK’s distribution partner in Switzerland and is focussed on giving information to motorists about electric vehicles. The THINK City is the [.]. NK electric vehicles M-Way Think City

Even Electric Cars Get Recalled: 2011 Think City Safety Notices

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Recall notices are now a standard part of the automotive landscape. Last year's recall of almost 10 million Toyota and Lexus models only highlighted the fact that most vehicles get called back to dealers for minor upgrades or inspections to fix or avert potential defects. Despite their much smaller number of complex moving parts, there's no reason

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2011 Think CIty Electric Car Approved For Sale in California

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Add another entry to the growing list of electric vehicles going on sale in the next year or so. Think North America, maker of the two-seat City electric car, announced that its 2011 Think City had been approved as a zero-emission vehicle by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). The approval lets Think sell the 2011 City in California and the

THINK City lead EV in Oslo car sharing scheme; membership tops 1,000

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The THINK City is the lead EV in the Move About car sharing scheme; the program was launched in 2009 in Oslo, Norway and has just signed up its 1,000 th member. Of the 80 vehicles in the scheme, 79 are THINK City models, representing one of the larger EV fleets in Europe. Some of the Move About fleet of THINK City EVs. The THINK City is on sale across Europe; production reached 2,500 units recently.

Eltek Valere Awarded Battery Charger Contract for THINK City

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Norway-based Eltek Valere will deliver battery chargers to THINK City. The contract is the first result of Eltek Valere’s growth initiative for electric vehicle technologies, and shows new areas of application for the company’s core competencies. Chargers for electric vehicles represent a new and exciting business area and we have high expectations. In addition to the contract with THINK, we expect to gradually develop business with other customers within this segment.

Electric Think City now with four seats

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Just as the competition for the Think City electric car appears to be hotting up, the car-one of the first electric cars available in the UK-ups its game with the introduction of a four seat version, which goes on sale across Europe this month. Manufactured by Norwegian car maker, Think, the new four seat electric [.]. NK electric car Europe four seat Lithium Ion Norweigan production Think

Want To Buy A 2011 Think City? You Can (If You Live In New York)

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A few weeks back we nominated the diminutive Think City electric car as one of the five electric cars you’ll still be able to buy in five years’ time -- despite the roller-coaster fortunes of the firm which makes it. Arguing that the Think City had certain Blattodean qualities when it came to surviving against the odds, we predicted it

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2011 Think City Two-Seat Electric Car Faces Third Recall

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But three recalls in as many months isn't a particularly stellar way to start selling electric Dozens, even hundreds, of different models get recalled each year by their makers to address defects or potential problems. Most pass unnoticed, except to the owners who get letters in the mail asking them to bring their vehicle back to the dealer.

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THINK City World's Best-Selling City EV; 2,500 And Counting

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With the media kerfuffle surrounding the 2011 Chevrolet Volt and anticipation mounting for 2011 Nissan Leaf customers, it's easy to forget that there are other electric cars out there. Swedish electric city car maker THINK are more than 20 years old and have just built their 2,500th THINK City EV, making it the

Think in trouble as Norwegian EV market booms

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Think, maker of the Think City, is in trouble, Norwegian business newspaper E24 reports. At the same time, sales of electric cars are booming in Norway. 764 new electric cars were registered in the first five months of the year. norway think city battery electric carIt's not paid it's bills since February, according to Swedish parts supplier AQ Wiring Systems.

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Theory Meets Reality: How Expensive IS The 2011 Think City?

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But is it helpful, confusing or downright misleading for an electric automaker to advertise an electric car for sale at more than $17,500 less than its own Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price? It’s well known that any sales material always uses the most attractive pricing option as a way of enticing customers to buy a product.

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Electric Think City completes 4,500 mile journey

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The electric Think City car has much to celebrate this morning after the BBC’s pioneering 4,500 mile, 12 country European trek in the electric model was successfully completed with the arrival back in London yesterday. The return comes exactly one month after the BBC Electric Ride team left Broadcasting House on their epic journey in [.]. Tags: Electric cars BBC Electric Ride city car electric car journey Think

Nissan sketches electric commercial vehicle; envisions electric ambulance

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Nissan has released an official sketch of an electric urban delivery vehicle that looks closer to viable than many EV concepts that have appeared at auto shows over the last few months. nk City I realized hospital emergency areas would be designed differently if EV ambulances existed.

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Coolest charging station in the world

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If you want to get a sense of the international appeal of electric cars, check out the members. Tags: electricaid think city leif egge battery electric car

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2011 Think City Becomes 2+2 in Europe, Still Overpriced

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We can’t think of many times when an automaker suddenly doubles the number of seats in a car without making the car bigger. But that’s just what the Norwegian car maker Think has done with its diminutive city car. Originally designed as a 2 seat city car, the all-electric A segment car went into production last week at Think’s

Electric car agitation in Norway

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A concrete proposal for a Guarantee Institute for Electric Vehicles was presented to the government. elbil norway electricaid.org norstart think city oslo In Norway, the effort to find a means to get financing so Th!nk

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Ener1 to Take 31% Stake in EV Maker Think Global; Think City Production Moves to Valmet in Finland

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is taking the lead among a group of investors that plans to inject $47 million of equity funding into Think Global AS, the Norwegian electric vehicle producer. is the parent company of EnerDel, a leading manufacturer of advanced lithium-ion automotive battery systems based in Indianapolis and an existing supplier to Think. million in debt for convertible preferred shares of Think, effectively transferring the 10% equity stake held by Ener1 Group to Ener1, Inc.

EV Ownership Shortcut?

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nk City. According to the Seattle Clean Cities Newsletter, you've got three days to order a Th!nk nk City for $6000 off from the base price of $41,695 if you live in a ZEV state. Add in the federal tax credit, and the electric two-seater is down to around $28,000.

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Sit and Spin in a Th!nk City

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2011 Think City Lives On, Still On Sale In Chicago Alongside BYD e6

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In June last year, Norwegian electric automaker Think filed for bankruptcy for the third time in its 20-year life. In one small part of Chicago however, Think is alive and well -- and Since then, Think’s misfortunes have caused battery maker Ener1 to also declare bankruptcy while its own future is now in the automotive equivalent of limbo.

Think city electric car heads to the Alps

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Now there is a sustainable way to enjoy the stunning beauty of the Swiss Alps this summer-drive an electric car! Norwegian electric carmaker, Think and its Swiss distributor, M-Way, have teamed up with eco-tourism specialists Alpmobil to offer visitors to its resorts totally carbon-neutral transportation for use on their vacation. NK Alpmobil city Electric cars M-Way Swiss Alps Think tourism

Think announces US plan

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Think of Norway is set to announce plans for US manufacture and sales. Think personel will be meeting with representatives of Michigan and seven states on March 12th to discuss options for manufacturing. NK city will commence in mid-2010. The Think City will have a range of 112 miles and a top speed of 62mph. Tags: think global think city battery electric car

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Who wants a Th!nk City?

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The financial crisis has hurt those that sell gas guzzlers and electric cars. nk City in the U.S. My first electric car was a Th!nk nk City so I'm biased. nk City, sign up by clicking here. Tags: electricaid.org think city

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Norwegian Investors Rally to Revived Think Electric Car

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The Aftenposten reports (in English) on the success Jan Olaf Willums is having at the helm of the revived Think Global. My first electric car was a Think City, produced when the company was owned by Ford.

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Tata says Norway first; Th!nk says tata to Norway?

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Tata says Norway first for electric Indica, later this year, as Th!nk Tags: think global indica think city tata motors nk ponders leaving Norway for lack of gov't support. What's up with that?

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Elkhart IN to welcome Think

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The Elkhart IN City Council took the first step tonight toward creating a tax abatement for Th!nk nk City all-electric two-seater. mitch daniels think city think north america battery electric car nk North America to open a plant to assemble the Th!nk A formal announcement will be made tomorrow at the site with Republican Governor Mitch Daniels and Th!nk nk representatives. No word yet on how quickly we'll see cars rolling off the line.

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Think Again

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a team of Think personnel are meeting with representatives from the state of Michigan and seven other states to discuss options to bring electric vehicle manufacturing jobs to the U.S." NK city will commence in mid-2010.". Tags: think global think city It's on. The press release announces ".a

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2012 Think City EV's New Lithium-Ion Battery A Welcome Upgrade

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These are the three most important questions asked of any electric car coming to market. Just like their gasoline counterparts, drivers want to know their first electric car won't leave them foundering at the lights, stranded on the freeway, or taking forever to recharge. For the number of small electric cars How fast, how far, and how long?

Electric vehicles move into Finland

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It seems the Finnish people are thinking electric – as Scandinavian electric vehicle maker THINK begins sales in the country. The THINK City EV has been introduced alongside production partner Valmet Automotive with the first deliveries to green delivery pioneers A2B through a new THINK dealership in Helsinki. NK electric vehicles Finland helsinki Think Think City Think City EV Valmet Automotive

First New Th!nk City Rolls Off Line

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Automotive News (subscription required) reports: Think Global has launched production of an electric minicar for European markets. On Wednesday, the first City minicar rolled off the assembly line at Think’s plant in Aurskog, northeast of Oslo. We are building full production cars with all the right components from the right suppliers,” Think Global CEO Jan-Olaf Willums said. Tags: zebra battery think city Good news from Norway.

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Think and BBC turn Norway electric

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The electric car revolution has arrived in Norway thanks to home-grown car manufacturer Think and the BBC. A convoy of 60 vehicles hit the streets as part of the BBC documentary Electric Ride which is now a quarter of the way through its month long, 4,000 miles odyssey around Europe in a Think City electric car.

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THINK car sharing reaches membership milestone

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The Move About car sharing scheme, which uses the THINK City as its lead electric vehicle, has reached a milestone having signed up its 1,000th member. NK car sharing electric car sharing Move About Move About car sharing Think Think City Think City Electric vehicle Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news TH!NK

Th!nk Resumes Production

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nk City electric cars in 2007, with production beginning in summer. The article states, "The new "Think" model will have improved batteries with a range of 180 km (111 miles) between charges and a top speed of around 100 km 60 mph)." As for the supposed lack of demand for electric cars, according to the Norway Post story: At the moment it is impossible to buy a new el-powered car in Norway and several thousand prospective buyers are on a waiting list.

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Tesla Battery Biz Put on Back Burner, Th!nk To Get Energy Elsewhere

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nk Global for its revived City electric car. Tags: ener1 think global think city enerdel tesla motors tesla energy now Back in May Tesla announced it would be selling batteries to Th!nk Seemed a great synergy at the time. Now CNet is reporting that Tesla won't be supplying Th!nk nk with batteries after all. Tesla Energy Group is on hold, while TeslaMotors concentrates on getting the delayed Roadster produced.

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Tesla Powered Th!nks?

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Michael Kanellos over at CNetNews.com reports from the recent Clean-Tech Investor Summit that Tesla Motors will be selling its battery packs to other electric car companies. nk City. A certain unnamed Scandinavian electric car company has become a customer," he said. nk City for three years in San Francisco. As you can see in the film Who Killed the Electric Car? , nk City was stopped on the assembly line when Ford killed its electric program.

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EV Briefs, and Black Rock City & EVs

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A few items before I head out to Black Rock City for two weeks. Out in the desert as part of Burning Man , our encampment, Snow Koan Solar, is setting up a solar photovoltaic EV Charging Station (at 7:30 and Desert) for electric scooters, golf carts, sofas and barstools. We'll also be taking Burning Man art projects off petroleum generators by switching them to solar electricity. Feet, pedals and electric motors only will make for a much more pleasant and greener event.

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