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The Latest Generation Think City Electric Vehicle: Two Cents per Km, Whatever the Price of Oil

published: 2011-03-01 15:16

Pictured is the latest generation THINK City, as exhibited at the 2011 Geneva International Motor Show.

Two THINK City electric vehicles (EVs) are on display at the motor show, the first with ‘m-way’, THINK’s Swiss distributor, and the second with THINK’s manufacturing partner, Valmet Automotive.  The new THINK City 2+2 (complete with two occasional rear seats) exhibited by Valmet Automotive, demonstrates optional winter sports specification, typical of the vehicle’s holiday usage in its native Scandinavia. 

The THINK City 2+2 is the first four-seat offering from the company, and boasts generous headroom for all four passengers and a flexible seating formation, with 50/50 split folding rear seats to make the most of the sector-leading luggage space capacity of 700-liters.  Useful baggage hooks also feature on the hind-side of the rear seats, perfect for carrying children’s or shopping bags out of the way of the four passengers.

m-way, part of the Swiss retail giant Migros Group, is the first THINK distributor to develop a dedicated Electric Mobility Concept Store, with a custom-designed flagship outlet in Zurich, revolutionising both personal mobility and the way in which new vehicles are sold.  Visitors to the store can experience electric mobility in all its diversity, with multimedia screens, special exhibits and an innovative EV library with information on the extensive selection of vehicles for rent, lease or to buy from m-way.

Powered by industry-leading lithium-ion battery technology from award-winning battery maker Ener1 in the U.S., and now with air-conditioning and the electronic stability program as standard, the latest generation THINK City offers the most complete urban electric vehicle (EV) package on the road today.

THINK CEO, Barry Engle, said: “Following great progress in the last twelve months, the THINK product line-up leads the way in the EV sector, with excellent battery range and charging, four seats for the first time, a comprehensive options package and now N1 homologated urban delivery vans too.  Also, the THINK City costs as little as two cents per km to run, whatever the

oil price, so there really has never been a better time to enter the new and exciting world of EVs.”

The THINK City is the world’s first EV to be granted pan-European regulatory safety approval and is homologated for sale as a passenger car across the continent.  It is a zero emissions pure battery EV, built on a dedicated lightweight platform and designed as a modern urban car.  It can travel at highway speeds of up to 110 km/h and cover up to 160 kilometres on a single charge (subject to driving style and conditions) with zero local emissions. 


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