Norwegian electric-car builder TH!NK which has recently undergone bankruptcy under Norwegian law and had to cease production in that country, announced plans to set up a plant in the U.S to manufacture its all electric TH!NK City car and that production and sales can initiate by 2011.
Production wise, the auto maker is targeting to produce 16,000 units within the first year. The 3-door all electric hatch features a 3 phase asyncron electric motor that can produce 30kW. With power stored in either a sodium or in a lithium battery pack, it has a driving range of up to 180 kilometers. Recharging can be performed via a household power outlet and it takes about 13 hours to fully charge the battery pack. 0 – 100 km/h acceleration time of the TH!NK City is figured at 6.5 seconds.
In standard form, the TH!NK City comes with two front seats only, but two rear seats are optionally available. Among others, the TH!NK City car also features two front airbags, ABS, regenerative brakes, power steering as well as electric windows and mirrors. Buyers can also opt for a full length sunroof, a radio CD with MP3, USB, Bluetooth and more. Continue reading to view an image gallery.
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