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.
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 to tourist hotspots within the Swiss Alp regions mentioned above.
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 Think a nominal 100-mile range on a charge.
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 everything. In general, the show was positive about EVs, but was also realistic about their potential in the real world.
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 July 7.
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 production and expand into continental Europe and then the United States later this year.
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 incorporate the urban EVs into its fleet as a way to show its commitment to going green. As CPFL Energia CEO Wilson Ferreira remarked:
The COP 15 Copenhagen United Nations Climate Change Conference 2009 kicks off this today in Copenhagen, and all of those delegates and personnel need to get around somehow. Auto companies from around the world are providing vehicles for the event, including 15 Think City EVs, 60 Citroen C1 ev'ie electric cars, a Mercedes Benz E-Class sedan running on pure biodiesel provided by Solazyme, a fleet of Honda Insights and at least on Honda FCX Clarity. There's also the city's public transportation sys
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