Think Electric Car test drive
The Think City Electric Car test drive was very fun, this is a small and affordable car that will be available for sale in the US in the next few months and we really look forward to it. The fully charged car goes as far as 100 miles and it's a perfect weekday car to go to work and drive around the city. The car was brought from Michigan to California for a special event and we were lucky enough to drive it. The Think City electric vehicle looks small from the outside but is fairly large and tall on the inside, I felt really safe driving it. It's a little noisy inside but nothing bad. The maximum speed is around 70 miles per hour (112 Km) and they didn't want to tell me how much it would cost but I have my guesses ($10,000 to 15,000) since, well, it's made out of plastic. Another benefit of the body is that it wouldn't get scratched. The car comes with a radio and has an option for a GPS, two things I definitely need! Other interesting facts are that the battery lasts 100,000 miles or a minimum of ten years, something other cars won't live to see! Lastly, the first maintenance check is at 40,000 miles. Think EV is a Scandinavian company that calls themselves "one of the most carbon efficient car companies in the world". I just took a look at their new Think City design and I like it much better than this one we test drove. I hope we'll be able to see them take over the roads of major US cities and our very own garages! What could be better than never going to a gas station, never having to change the oil and never having to change the filter again?! I also discovered that this car has only five moving parts versus a conventional car that usually has hundreds of moving parts, making it much harder to break and easier to find out a problem when it arises. With gas prices skyrocketing (will it ever end?) it makes me even more excited to drive cars such as Think City. Of course it can't be as fun as the Tesla but it's an amazing automobile. Check out our Tesla Test Drive here: http://www.ecobold.com/blogs/19-tesla-roadster-test-drive
Think City, an EV Test Drive
Brendan Prebo takes Lee Patrick Sullivan of EnergyNOW! on a test drive of the Think City by Think Automotive. This Norwegian based manufacturer is set to open production in the U.S. out of Elkhart, IN. Prebo discusses the shift with the electrification of vehicles to smaller manufacturers. This new business model is allowing these businesses to serve smaller markets without the burden of the necessity of high volume production common to the bigger manufacturers. Prebo breaks down how the EV works financially for consumers, alleviating much of the maintenance intensive to internal combustion engines. He goes on to discuss how their vehicles must meet the same safety standards as an road worthy vehicle. Prebo says that Think City is being sold through Project Plug-in in Indianapolis, IN for about the mid 20's, making this more affordable than many of its processors.
Plug In America Test Drives Th!nk City
Tim Cunningham of Th!nk North America answers some FAQs then Linda Nicholes and Mike Kane of Plug In America test drive the all electric Th!nk City. The Th!nk City will be available in the US in Q4 2010 for fleets and in 2011 for consumers. For more information on the Th!nk City, visit http://www.thinkev.com For more information on plug in vehicles, visit http://www.pluginamerica.org
4Car: Think City review
Think City car review by 4Car.