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jpak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:26 AM
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TH!NK about it: Norwegian company releases electric vehicle
http://www.carandsuv.co.nz/news/8125/th-nk-about-it-nor...

Norwegian electric company TH!NK (yes with an exclamation mark for the 'i') have put their latest offering on show at the British Motorshow.

The company claims that the TH!NK city has a range of 210km and only requires an overnight charge and will cost around NZ$265 to travel 16100km. Of course that is based on grid electricity costs in the UK.

As an inner-city alternative TH!NK could have something.

View the press release below

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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:05 AM
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1. that's a range of 130 miles.... I want one!
I don't know what NZ$265 equates to, though...
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RufusTFirefly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:58 AM
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2. $NZ265 = $200 USD
Calculate here
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rosesaylavee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 05:57 PM
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3. Am I figuring this right - $.02/mile?
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Indenturedebtor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:02 PM
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4. After you pay it off!
But still heh. If you drive alot this is the only vehicle to own. The kids can share a lap like kids used to ;)
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rosesaylavee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:00 PM
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6. Wonder what they will charge for it.
I sent an email with a link to the THINK thru the email forms at Ford and Chrysler tonight. Just asking when American ingenuity was going to give electric cars a go.
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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 08:46 AM
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9. GM plans to make an all-electric EV based on the Chevy Volt pluggable hybrid
...After the Volt is released.
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bhikkhu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:28 PM
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5. Nice looking little car


It sounds very competent and well done. Looks like they have 1200 on the road, and are ramping up to 10,000 a year in production. Given European demand, not likely we will see any here...too bad.

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tinrobot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:10 PM
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7. Hopefully, we will see them here in 2009/10
Think was owned by Ford and so the car has already been crash tested and certified for US roads. The main investors now are Silicon Valley types (Kleiner Perkins, and others...) and they plan to build the cars in the US for the US market.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24256198 /
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Nihil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 05:41 AM
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8. K & R (n/t)
:thumbsup:
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JohnWxy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 02:02 PM
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10. THis car will sell. They should be able to hit their sales targets. something people can afford.
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