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2011 Think City

Bankruptcy Brings This EV's Range To Zero 2011 Think City - Click above for high-res image gallery We're all passionate about saving the world, but the amount of enthusiasm we each have is different for everybody. What's your passion level? Let's turn the question into a sliding scale; on one end sits, say, BP, while on the other end, we find Ed Begley Jr. It's a big scale. If you find yourself edging close to the Begley side of the spectrum, you're no doubt paying attention to the fresh crop of all-electric cars on the market. Electric automaker Think hopes you've been paying... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
34-37 kW Traction Motor
Power:
50 HP / 66 LB-FT
Transmission:
One-Speed
MSRP:
$35,495
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    Think to make "significant announcement" within "10 days"
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    In mid-April, Valmet Automotive halted production of the electric Think City. At the time, a Think spokesperson told us that: Then, in early May, Ener1 abruptly ended its deal with Think, saying that the investment was "impaired." On Thursday, Think North America spokesman, Brendan Prebo, told Green Car Reports that, given that Think sells vehicles ...

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    Ener1 abruptly ends deal with Think, says investment was "impaired"
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    Back in October of 2007, Ener1 and Think Global inked what was hailed as the largest contract for lithium-ion batteries in automotive history. Under terms of that agreement, Ener1 was to deliver li-ion prototype packs to Think in March 2008 and pre-production packs in July 2008. Once those milestones were met, Ener1 expected Think to purchase $70 million ...

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    Think offering select City EVs in "inventory clearance" sale for as low as $17,995*
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    Would you be willing to part with $36,495 to own an electric Think City? If the words sticker shock come to mind, then how does $17,995* sound? Thankfully, there are deals like this to be had. Right now, Think is offering select City EVs in its "inventory clearance" sale for as low as $17,995*. Here's a look at how this seemingly amazing deal works ...

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    Think offering select City EVs in "inventory clearance" sale for as low as $17,995*
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    Would you be willing to part with $36,495 to own an electric Think City? If the words sticker shock come to mind, then how does $17,995* sound? Thankfully, there are deals like this to be had. Right now, Think is offering select City EVs in its "inventory clearance" sale for as low as $17,995*. Here's a look at how this seemingly amazing deal works ...

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    Indianapolis helps the locals: Think City available for $19,995 (for some)
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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 ...

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    Report: Think facing financial diffuclties; Valmet halts production of City EV
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    With two small recalls in recent months and a long history of financial trouble, it probably shouldn't surprise us that the Norwegian electric car company Think is in trouble again. A year after Norwegian electric automaker Think secured substantial investments, it's reportedly facing financial issues again, writes the Norwegian business newspaper, ...

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    More on the challenge of today's trailblazing electric vehicle start-ups
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    As fitting as it may seem to compare the birth of automakers a hundred years ago to the current sprouting of entrepreneurial automakers selling electric vehicles, Jesse Snyder of Automotive News points out that it's not quite comparing apples to apples. For one, the very first vehicles were created as a replacement for the horse and buggy and ...

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    Report: Think City EV gets MSRP of $36,495
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    By mid-2011, the electric Think City will launch in the U.S. with a price tag that's "just below $34,000 before incentives." That's what Michael Lock, the automaker's chief marketing officer told Plugin Cars back in November of 2010. However, that's not the same as what a Think spokesman reportedly told Green Car Advisor less than a day ago. GCA says ...

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    First 100 Think City EVs priced at $41,695
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    Back in November of 2010, we reported that, come mid-2011, the electric Think City will hit the U.S. market at a price that's "just below $34,000 before incentives." While that price tag may still be accurate, that's not what the first 100 Think Cities will sell for. You see, Think's "below $34,000" price is just a "target" that the automaker aims to ...

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    GE to host seven-city Electric Vehicle Experience Tour
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    General Electric, the corporation that, back in November of 2010, committed to purchasing 25,000 plug-in vehicles, including 12,000 Chevy Volts by 2015, will host a seven-city Electric Vehicle Experience Tour aimed at educating the public on plug-in vehicle technology and deployment. GE has teamed up with automakers General Motors, Ford, Toyota, Navistar, ...

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    Think recalls City over gearshift linkage issue
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    Electric vehicle startup Think is issuing its third recall for the battery-powered City in less than a month. This time around, concerns that the vehicle's gearshift selector linkage may be improperly adjusted has forced Think to recall and inspect 23 units. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) recall notice, the ...

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    Think expands electric City lineup with pair of urban delivery vans
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    With its limited range and modest dimensions, Think's electric City is best suited for use in congested city environments. But, if only one person is in the car, there is quite a bit of space for small boxes. With that in mind, Think announced that it will launch two urban delivery variants, targeted at commercial buyers in Europe, of its battery-powered ...

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    2011 Think City recalled for two safety issues
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    The battery-powered 2011 Think City has been recalled for two safety-related issues, one for improper positioning of the passenger seatbelt involving 16 Citys, the other for poor defroster performance affecting 23 vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) summary of the seatbelt recall reads like this: The seatbelts may ...

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    Report: Top Think NA exec steps down
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    According to Automotive News, Think North America Vice Chairman Richard Canny has left the company. Canny has officially resigned his post with the electric vehicle maker and will part ways with his former employer at the end of this month to pursue "a new adventure and challenge." Beyond that cryptic explanation, there's little indicating why the former ...

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    Think's vice chairman North American operations, Richard Canny, moves on
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    Just a few months ago, in September 2010, the CEO of Think, Richard Canny, stepped aside to become vice chairman of Think's North American operations and focus on promoting sales of the all-electric city car in the U.S. This week, Canny announced he is moving away from this position at the end of January. In an email to AutoblogGreen, Canny said: We've ...

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    Think delivers 17 electric City cars to Indiana utilities
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    In early December, Think delivered the first batch of U.S.-built electric Citys to the State of Indiana. In total, 15 battery-powered Citys, produced at Think's manufacturing facility in Elkhart, IN, were handed over to the Indiana Department of Administration for use by the Department of Natural Resources. Yesterday, Think announced that it has wheeled ...

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    2011 Think City available in four-seat version in Europe
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    The 2011 Think City electric car will soon be available in a four-seat version – a first for the automaker. The battery-powered commuter car, with its new interior layout featuring two additional seats, hits the market first in Norway by the end of this month and is scheduled to arrive in the UK in early 2011. Pricing for the four-seat version is ...

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    A visit to Think's City electric car production plant in Elkhart, Indiana
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    Turns out, 20 electric cars a day can make a huge difference. That's how many vehicles Think is running through the production line at its new Elkhart, IN production facility right now as it ramps up for full production in the middle of next year. The vehicles are only being assembled here – the parts are all made elsewhere, like Finland and ...

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    Think kicks off U.S. production of City electric vehicle
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    Think North America has kicked off assembly of its City electric car at its plant in Elkhart, IN. The battery-powered two-seater was slated to start production in early 2011, but Think is steaming ahead and expects the first batch of its American-made City cars to whiz out of the factory by the end of the month. Right now, some 220 electric Citys are ...

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    Think City will cost $34,000 before incentives
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    By mid-2011, the Think City all electric vehicle will be available for sale in the U.S. for $34,000, before incentives. That's what Michael Lock, the company's new chief marketing officer, has told Plugin Cars. The Norwegian company plans to sell between 2,000 to 3,000 of the plastic electric vehicles in three to five stores, most likely to be located in ...

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