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Think City - electric car - how they make it

Check out how the electric car Think City is produced. This is the assembly line at the production facility in Norway.


 


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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





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WORLDS FASTEST street legal ELECTRIC CAR
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HD: Test/Review of the Think City electric car / EV
Watch ElectricAid.org take the Think City out for an extensive and entertaining test drive. Over a period of three days, this electric car was pushed to its limits in endeavors such as mountain climbing and drag racing on ice. Music By: Arne Christian Skjævland Tryad : Struttin´ Silence : Cellule Blue Orange : Murder in a Garden Loupland : Runner Joe Transcript: Narrator: This is Norway. This rather small country with its renowned natural scenery, is populated by a fascinating but contradictory people. They're pretty modest and likes to mind their own business, but at the same time there is nothing they can't do based simply on the fact that they are Norwegian. They were the first to reach the South Pole and the American continent. They can beat Brazil 4-0 in soccer, rule the Winter Olympics and get 99% of their power from hydroelectric dams. So if you where to tell them that you can't run a car on water, they would probably say: Well that depends on how you look at it... It can do a 110 miles on one charge. Its highway approved, has a top speed of 65 mph. Best of all, this is not even a prototype, It's here. The Think City is an all electric suburb-to-city car that has it where it counts. Its Scandinavian design is minimal, but comfortable. It packs a lot of space for the city dweller. It's easy to maneuver and above all: its fun. We took the City for an extensive 3-day test drive and it surprised us a lot. But first things first: Driver: Trying to turn it on... Lights blinking all around, yeah! Aaand, I think it is on, handbrake is of, aand Yes, rolling! Fast yeah! It works like a charm. We can make quick turns without problems, its excellent. Photographer: Pretty aggressive, ey? Driver: It does not have a servo, but it has a very low radius in "the swing" so you dont have to push it far to get around corners. Its just like, whoo, and were around. Photographer: Its not called "swing" its called ehm Driver: Its not called a swing? Photographer: Its called turning Driver: Turning! Turning this car is quite easy Driver: Its not like an automatic, because it doesnt have any gears, but you put it in "D" and push the acceleration Pedal, and it goes like hell. So acceleration is very smooth and all the way good. Driver: Being a small vehicle you would expect the space to be small and crummy, but as you can see, me being 1.85 meters tall I still have room for my head. I can jump around. In the back we have excellent place. The trunk is very big. We have actually been able to carry our whole film set during this filming Photographer: Is it possible to have sex in this car? Driver: It is very possible to have sex in this car, if you would like to do so, but being that all the walls are filled with windows, creating a nice view and also creating a very open atmosphere, you will be spotted. But the space is here, so do whatever you want to do. Driver: Considering safety in a car that is this small you would think: If I crash I will die, but consider this: You could actually drive quite fast into something quite big and hard and come out walking.. Narrator: Ok so the car is named the City. So you would expect it to perform excellently in city driving conditions. But what if you had to satisfy the Norwegians lust for freezingtemperatures combined with high altitudes? On the doorsteps of Oslo and around 300 meters up, lies Tryvann, a ski resort that is heavily visited by the people of Oslo during the winter months. If we could make it up there and make it fast, we could be there just in time for sunset. We quickly realized how little hassle it was to get up the hill. Our mighty challenge was reduced to a tourist sightseeing trip. The driver became so sure of himself, he even tried to overtake the film car. Moments later we made it to the top. And although the task in the end was extremely easy we felt like conquerors of old. We got ourselves a nice cup of hot chocolate and reflected on the days events. This would have been the perfect spot to contemplate on how to get rid of the city smog below us, except for the fact that we could not see it because of the fog. So with that in mind we called it a day and went to bed, curious on what the next day would bring. Narrator: The next day it was of to the drag racing track, RaceWay Oslo. Its over a kilometer long and is located right next to Oslo Airport, and we could think of no other place to push the Think to its limits. But since its the weekend and the track is not serviced, its covered with a lethal mixture of snow and ice. When they saw the track, our camera crew went on immediate strike, in fear of their own lives. But the madness of our driver knows no limits and he was determined to take it for a spin nonetheless.





2012 Tesla Model S - Jay Leno's Garage
2012 Tesla Model S. It carries five adults and two kids and has a 300 mile range! Chief Designer Franz von Holzhausen gives Jay an up-close deep dive on the Tesla S. » Subscribe: http://bit.ly/JLGSubscribe » Visit the Official Site: http://bit.ly/JLGOfficialSite THE BEST OF JAY LENO'S GARAGE » Exclusive First Looks: http://bit.ly/JLGExclusives » Ultra Rare Supercars: http://bit.ly/JLGSupercars » Jay's Book Club: http://bit.ly/JLGBookClub JAY LENO'S GARAGE ON SOCIAL Follow Jay: http://Twitter.com/LenosGarage Like Jay: http://Facebook.com/JayLenosGarage ABOUT JAY LENO'S GARAGE A new video every Sunday! Visit Jay Leno's Garage, the Emmy-winning series where Jay Leno gives car reviews, motorcycle reviews, compares cars, and shares his passion and expertise on anything that rolls, explodes, and makes noise. Classic cars, restomods, super cars like the McLaren P1, sports cars like Porsche 918 Spyder and Camaro Z28, cafe racers, vintage cars, and much, much more. Subscribe for more: http://full.sc/JD4OF8 NBC ON SOCIAL: NBC YouTube: http://full.sc/MtLxIM NBC Facebook: http://facebook.com/NBC NBC Twitter: http://twitter.com/NBC NBC Google+: https://plus.google.com/+NBC/posts 2012 Tesla Model S - Jay Leno's Garage http://youtu.be/LoFVO31CbE0 Jay Leno's Garage http://www.youtube.com/user/jaylenosgarage





think city car review
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Rimac - Electric Concept One Super Car 1088hp
Rimac - Electric Concept One Super Car 1088hp Specifications: Performance Power output: 1088 hp Torque: 1600 Nm from 0 to 6500 rpm Acceleration: 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) 2,8 seconds Range: up to 600 km (realistic range -- 500 km) Braking distance: 31.5m (100-0 km/h) Lateral g-force: 1.4 g Efficiency: 140-550 Wh/km 40 kW on-board charging 100 kW fast DC-charging Weight-to-power ratio: 1.79 kg/hp Weight distribution: 42% front, 58% rear Dimensions Total length: 4548 mm Total width: 1997 mm Total height: 1198 mm Ground clearance: Rear: 115 mm, Front: 105 mm Wheelbase: 2750 mm. Dry weight: 1950 kg Battery-Pack Lithium-Iron-Phosphate (LiFePO4) chemistry Configuration: 1400 cells - 200 series, 7 parallel Voltage: 650V nominal Capacity: 91 kWh Cooling: Freon (gas) with high-voltage heat pumps Milled aluminum and sheet aluminum housing Rimac Automobili Active Battery and Thermal Management Systems Several layers of redundant safety and protection systems Chassis Carbon fibre monocoque with integrated battery-pack Carbon fibre sub-frames (front and rear) Carbon fibre crash structure Front and rear suspension: Double wishbones, fully adjustable, pushrod operated. Electronically adjustable ride height. Fully machined aluminum uprights and wishbones Propulsion System Rear: Rimac Automobili D-PM-OC-600 -- high speed dual permanent magnet oil cooled motors, 600 kW peak, 10.000 RPM, up to 97% efficiency Front: Rimac Automobili D-PM-OC-400 - high speed dual permanent magnet oil cooled motors, 400 kW peak, 10.000 RPM, up to 97% efficiency Dry sump lubrication Milled aluminum housings Reduction gearbox ratio: 3,5 Steering Rack and pinion electrically power assisted steering. Brakes Front brakes: Ventilated ceramic discs Ø 390 mm, 36 mm wide. 6-piston calipers, power-assisted. Rear brakes: Ventilated ceramic discs Ø 380 mm, 34 mm wide. 4-piston calipers, power-assisted. Up to 800 kW of regen-braking (adjustable) Safety Systems Front and side air-bags ABS Torque Vectoring with stability function Safety disconnect systems in case of crash Multiple ECU architecture for monitoring of safety-relevant electronic systems Body Full carbon-fibre body.





New generation light weight batteries for electric vehicles
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