The first Th!nk electric cars are being delivered in Norway this month. The initial City model is a two-seater with a top speed of 105km/h. It accelerates from zero to 50km/h in about 6.5 seconds and can travel for 200km on an overnight charge from a normal, domestic power point. It is a true, highway-safe road car, designed to meet strict European and US safety standards.
According to Th!nk UK Managing Director, Richard Blundell, the company is considering the possibility of introducing the car into Australia. “Th!nk’s immediate future will be focussed on entering European and North American markets,” he said. “However, should the relative attractiveness of entering Australia out-weigh any of our early target markets, we would adjust our strategy to address such an opportunity. We have had much distribution and retailing interest from local companies and are in the process of weighing these against other similar interests from other markets.”
Standard equipment on each Th!nk City includes power steering, central locking, an electric heater and electric windows and mirrors. Options include air conditioning, a full length sunroof, a radio/CD with mp3, USB and Bluetooth and a navigation & multimedia system.
A five-seat model is under development for release in 2011.