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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 builds 2,500th Think City in Europe; U.S. operations are ahead of schedule
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    Things are going well for Think right now. The 2,500th City electric vehicle has rolled off the production line in Valmet, Finland making the car, in Think CEO Barry Engle's words, "the best-selling electric car in the world today." What's more exciting, though, is that the company's U.S. production plans are looking to be moving up. Instead of a ...

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    Think relying on Goverment support more than you know
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    It's crunch time for Scandinavian electric car maker Think. Relying heavily on U.S. government loans, Think plans to ready its Indiana facility to achieve annual production capacity of 20,000 Think City electric vehicles (EVs) by 2013. Without those government funds, though. the plan is as good as dead. How do we know this? Think's chief marketing ...

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    Barry Engle joins Think as new CEO
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    With all those difficult times behind it, you might think that the people at Think are finally ready to just sit back and let the sales roll in. Nope. Think announced today that there has been an orderly change of top leadership, with now-former CEO Richard Canny being replaced with former Ford of Canada (and Brazil) CEO Barry Engle. Canny will shift his ...

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    Time for REEVolution - Think will help power up UK plug-in vehicle program
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    Lotus, Nissan, Think and Jaguar Land Rover. Four different auto companies, all working together in the UK electric car consortium (along with Axeon, EVO Electric and Xtrac) called REEVolution. As the name kind of gives away, the goal is to "expand and enhance technology" used in extended-range electric vehicles in the premium sector (these plug-in hybrids ...

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    Think kicks off sales of City electric vehicle in Finland
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    Electric vehicle (EV) maker Think and Finnish production partner Valmet Automotive have long dreamed of the day when the automaker's City EV would be available to customers in Finland. First establishing a collaborative agreement back in 2009, Think and Valmet announced today that the City is now officially available in Finland. Finland's first batch of ...

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    Think teams up with Mobivia Groupe for electric vehicle distribution in France
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    Electric vehicle (EV) maker Think is expanding its reach once again, this time by partnering with Mobivia Groupe S.A., a European leader in multi-brand vehicle sales, servicing and distribution. Mobivia Groupe recently added to its operations in France with the addition of O2City, a newly established sustainable mobility division. O2City will be ...

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    Think likes flat-rate charge for plug-in vehicles; 15 Citys going to new Spanish car sharing service
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    When Detroit Edison announced this week it was going to implement a trial rate structure for residential customers who have a plug-in vehicle, reaction ranged from "way overpriced" to "good idea." We can file electric vehicle maker Think into the latter category or, actually, into the group of people who "applaud" Detroit Edison's option. Think CEO ...

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    60 Think City electric cars available for rent at tourist hotspots in Swiss Alps
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    If you're headed to the Goms or Haslital regions of the Swiss Alps, then you might want to consider renting a Think City EV for your day trips to the mountain tops and your night-time rendezvous at the local eateries. Think, along with its Swiss distribution partner Migros, has teamed up with Alpmobil, a pioneer in eco-tourism, to bring 60 rental City EVs ...

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    Video: Green Overdrive takes li-ion-powered Think City EV for a spin
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    The Think City electric vehicle (EVs) may not top everyone's list of desirable battery-powered vehicles that are coming stateside soon, but mayhaps it should. With features like dent- and scratch-resistant plastic body panels that require no polishing or waxing and an updated 22 kWh Enerdel lithium-ion battery pack, the Think City EV is a solid urban ...

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    Think snags Ducati North America CEO for top job
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    In a move that will likely shock the motorcycling world, Think, makers of the tiny City EV, snatched up Michael Lock, former chief executive officer of Ducati North America and assigned him to the post of chief marketing officer. If you're anything like us, then your probably shaking your head at this one and wondering why a former CEO of one of the ...

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    First Drive: Think City EV's New Lithium-Ion Batteries Give Much-Needed Range, Power
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    The crew at Green Car Advisor recently got an opportunity to try out one of the latest-generation Think City electric vehicles shortly after it landed in the United States. This latest version is equipped with a new Enerdel lithium ion battery in place of the old Zebra battery. The American-made battery has a capacity of 25 kilowatt-hours, which gives the ...

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    MISC Think City
    BBC's Think City road trip follow up: size matters
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    There once was a little media company called the BBC that wanted to take a little electric vehicle (EV) across Europe, a continent full of little countries. The resulting four 30-minute radio shows for BBC Radio 4 about the trip – which covered around 4,500 miles in a month – showed that electric cars are good for some things, but not ...

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    Despite "Available" sign, Think's Elkhart, IN manufacturing site for City electric car not up for sale
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    What an impact a little sign can make. Earlier this year, Think announced it would soon begin building the all-electric City car in Elkhart, IN. Since then, excitement has been high, with everyone from state governor Mitch Daniels to potential local workers keeping an eye on the location. All this attention meant that, when a little "Available" sign went ...

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    Th!nk City car not made for long road trips: 50 miles of driving, charge 3+ hours, repeat
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    Going on a month-long road trip and only managing to eek out 150 miles per day demonstrates that electric city cars should probably not be removed from their natural environment. The BBC's Peter Curran is in the midst of 4,500 mile journey around Europe in a Th!nk City and needs to average that 150 miles daily to stay on schedule for a return to England by ...

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    Think finds an M-Way into Switzerland, thanks to Migros
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    Think detailed its expansion schedule for us a few months ago (first more availability in Europe, then in the U.S., etc.) and the Switzerland portion of the plan is, indeed, moving right along. The Norwegian automaker has signed a deal with Swiss retailer Migros (supermarkets and more) to establish something called M-Way, which is, "a new energy and ...

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    Think launches production of lithium ion version of City electric vehicle
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    Norwegian electric vehicle builder Think has finally launched production of the lithium-ion battery version of its City EV. The 22 kilowatt-hour battery pack is being supplied by Indiana-based Enerdel which owns an equity stake in Think. Enerdel is now in full volume production of the new battery pack which, should allow Think to ramp up vehicle ...

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    Think delivers three City EVs to Brazilian energy provider CPFL Energia
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    As the first wave of customer deliveries of the Think City electric vehicle (EV) continue throughout selected European markets, the company has decided to expand its reach by delivering three City EVs to South America, the company's first foray to that continent. The City EVs were delivered to Brazilian electricity provider CPFL Energia S.A., which will ...

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    Japan kicks off solar-to-electric test fleet featuring converted Mazda2 EVs
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    It's an ultimate dream for many who aim to own an electric vehicle one day, and, over in Japan at least, it's becoming a reality. The dream, charging an EV from the sun's rays, is possibly the most emissions-free method of driving anything with four wheels and a motor. Over in the Japanese city of Tsukuba, the power of solar rays will be put to the test. ...

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    Think announces $40 million equity increase thanks to Rockport, Ener1
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    As work on the City electric vehicle (EV) continued these past few years, the financial side of Think was going through some big ups and downs (bankruptcy). Today, the company is announcing that the upswing is continuing because Think has completed a $40 million equity increase "to support further product development and planned expansion into North ...

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    Think thinks electric car buyers are ready to trade range for price
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    With its first all-electric cars on the way to the U.S. later this year, Think is trying to get the market fired up about electric cars. Talk of 15-minute charge times and which cities are best suited for electric vehicle (EV) introduction, Think is setting the table as best it can. Today, Think is releasing the results of a customer survey that found ...

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