• Apr 15th 2011 at 4:55PM
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Would you buy a Think City for $36,495? If the words sticker shock come to mind, you're not alone. Thankfully, there are deals to be had, and with the $7,500 federal tax credit and a new Project Plug-IN rebate worth $9,000 (we think, if our math is right), you could own a Think for just $19,995. The catch? Well, you have to be a commercial or government fleet and operate your business within 100 miles of Indianapolis or Elkhart, Ind.

The Project Plug-IN rebate comes courtesy Think's partner, the Indianapolis-based Energy Systems Network (ESN). The goal of ESN's project is to hasten the adoption of plug-in and electric vehicles along with related smart grid technology. In addition, ESN wants to deploy and evaluate a variety of plug-in vehicles to help promote economic development and energy security in the greater Indiana area.

Many fleets put large quantities of city miles on their vehicles, and with a full charge of the Think City's battery costing less than a gallon of gas, the sub-$20K price point could mean a quick payoff of their initial investment. If sales are strong enough, maybe it will help Think get out of financial trouble and idled production.

[Source: Project Plug-In]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      This car needs to sell for about $15,000 without rebates.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This product is FAIL ... even at 20k.
      Jim McL
      • 4 Years Ago
      The THINK EV is also available to individuals nationwide now, as low at $17,995 in Oregon. http://www.thinkev-usa.com/ Nation wide shipping included in those prices. $19,995 in CA and IN, $24,995 in NY and NJ. They told me they could ship mine in about a week, looks like they have about 20 on hand and production is up.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm buying one because it is the only electric car available RIGHT NOW! Can't afford Tesla. Chevy, Nissan, Smart, and Mitsubishi have been all talk so far. Electric cars are available if you live in England or Japan. I'm tired of waiting. I need immediate EV gratification. I don't feel like being on a wait list for the celebs to get their Leafs before me.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I will likely buy one next week. I don't like the 3.3 kW charger, too slow. But the Think is adequate, available and affordable. Nothing else is. I don't get the local incentive, so the price is not as good as the dumping that Nissan is doing. But Think has a long track record, good domestic content with batteries made in Indiana and assembled there. I especially like the plastic body panels, I hope to never buy another car with steel body panels. Two seats is fine, our kids are out of the house and we loved the Mini E.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think if they have that kind of extra money laying around these governments should use it to subsidize education. You know when it
      comes time for next year's budget they will be whining again that they
      blew everything they took in and more. Here they are subsidizing
      corporate entities with individual taxpayer's contributions. I don't
      think it's right. About the car? Doesn't appeal to me. It's no Leaf!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow.. that's quite a rebate..

      I don't think i'd buy it at that price, still. What do you guys think?
      • 4 Years Ago
      I agree with Nick. I really like this little car, but if they can't produce it at a reasonable cost then let it die.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Would you buy a Think City for $71,615? That seems to be the local price from manufacturer in Europe.

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