Photo Gallery: Think City Assembly Plant Tour, Elkhart, Indiana

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During the Detroit Auto Show in January, we visited the Think electric-car assembly plant in Elkhart, Indiana. It's not necessarily a place you'd expect to find electric cars being put together, but the rows of electric two-seat hatchbacks in blue, red, and black turned out to be surprisingly photogenic. In many ways, the plant isn't what you

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

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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

2011 Think City Two-Seat Electric Car Faces Third Recall

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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. But three recalls in as many months isn't a particularly stellar way to start selling electric

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

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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. 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? Enter

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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

ElectricAid.org test drives the Think City

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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 ].

THINK offering 2+2 seating in THINK City EV

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The latest generation THINK City is now available with four seats, and goes on sale across Europe this month. THINK City with 2+2 seating. The THINK City is powered by lithium-ion battery technology from Ener1 and the G4 EV drive controller.

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.

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

Eltek Valere Awarded Battery Charger Contract for THINK City

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Norway-based Eltek Valere will deliver battery chargers to THINK City. In addition to the contract with THINK, we expect to gradually develop business with other customers within this segment. The THINK City is being produced in Valmet, Finland, and now is ready for orders. 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.

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

Think goes down

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Think has declared bankruptcy in Norway. think global think citySource: ElectricAid , Indianapolis Business Journal ].

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.

2011 Think CIty Electric Car Approved For Sale in California

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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 Add another entry to the growing list of electric vehicles going on sale in the next year or so.

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

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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 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. Even successful ones, it seems.

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 electric cars arrive in Indiana

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The US state of Indiana is among the first to go electric after THINK delivered 17 of its THINK City electric cars to customers and employees across the region. According to THINK [.]. NK Ener1 Indiana Think THINK City electric carsDuke Energy in Plainfield, Indiana, took 10 of the vehicles; with the remainder going to Indianapolis Power & Light for company fleet use. Electric cars Green cars TH!NK

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

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. norway think city battery electric carIt's not paid it's bills since February, according to Swedish parts supplier AQ Wiring Systems. At the same time, sales of electric cars are booming in Norway. The iMiev has become the fastest selling car in its segment, beating out gas vehicles. 764 new electric cars were registered in the first five months of the year.

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. Tags: Electric cars BBC Electric Ride city car electric car journey Think

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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. think city nissan leaf

Coolest charging station in the world

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Think recalls announcement

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ASG Renaissance, the firm that sent out the notice regarding Think's plans, has sent out another message recalling the previous message. Tags: think city Who knows.

2012 Think City EVs In Rental Trial At Alpine Holiday Resorts

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Swiss eco-tourism specialist Alpmobil now has the perfect option for the EV lover: Hire one of 60 2012 Think City EVs available If you're lucky enough to be traveling to the Swiss Alps this Summer for a bit of skiing and sightseeing, you might consider hiring a car to enjoy the picturesque villages and winding mountain roads at your own pace.

Driving iMiev

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nk City, only grown up. Tags: pev collaborative think city imiev chuck squatriglia I got to drive the Mitsubishi iMiev a couple of weeks ago for a mile or so at Green Drive Expo in Richmond. I was much impressed with the car.

It's official - Think to set up shop in Indiana

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nk City this morning in Elkhart. Tags: richard Canny thinkev.com think city mitch daniels nk CEO Richard Canny and Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels slapped a "Made In Indiana" sticker on a Th!nk According to Th!ink's

Electric car agitation in Norway

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elbil norway electricaid.org norstart think city oslo In Norway, the effort to find a means to get financing so Th!nk nk can fulfill existing orders for thousands of vehicles took to the streets on Tuesday.

Nissan sketches electric commercial vehicle; envisions electric ambulance

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nk City I realized hospital emergency areas would be designed differently if EV ambulances existed. Tags: EV ambulance nissan electric ambulance think city battery electric car

Who wants a Th!nk City?

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nk City in the U.S. nk City so I'm biased. nk City, sign up by clicking here. Tags: electricaid.org think city Automakers the world over, large and small, are in the crapper. The financial crisis has hurt those that sell gas guzzlers and electric cars.

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

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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

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.

Sit and Spin in a Th!nk City

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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. Source: Fox28.com ].

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

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.

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

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How fast, how far, and how long? 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