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Think City sold in the US? Yes!


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Written on: 26 February 2008 [12:01]
ecoadmin
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The Think project was under the control of Ford until they decided to pull out of it some years ago. Think Global AS of Norway is now about to relaunch the car with improved range and attractive features. As far as I'm informed, the first sales activities will be in in Norway, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Are there any signs that the Think will be sold in the US? With a range of about 100 miles and a price tag of approx. 30'000-35'000 USD, do you think it has a reasonable chance to be a (top)-seller?

ecoadmin



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Written on: 06 March 2008 [08:46]
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Just found a piece of information that the Think will be available in the US soon. Its planned to start sales in 2009 in New York and San Francisco!

Good news for US EV drivers...



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Written on: 02 May 2008 [14:13]
ecoadmin
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Think Global has now confirmed sales activity in the US.

Kleiner Perkins and RockPort Capital, two leading US Cleantech investors launch a joint venture with Norwegian electrical vehicle company Think Global.

A precise starting date is yet to be announced but the company is planning to sell the first vehicles to the US market in 2009 with California as one of the first states to be targeted.

The Think is currently in production in Norway and international sales are slated to begin in Scandinavia, with Switzerland and France also being the initial focus areas.

Find the complete press lease here.



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Written on: 05 May 2008 [17:04]
childress
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Th!nk gets my vote as the most likely competitor with my favorite vehcile - Das Twike icon_wink.gif

It obeys the first rule of green REDUCE, in that it is appropriately sized for a typical US household (something like 60% of US households are 2-person). It's just right for an in-town commuter vehicle, and yet if they can actually deliver on a 180km range at sustained highway speeds, could easily get most folks to a weekend trip.

Further, it's crash tested with airbags, something the US Manufacturers (as well as Twike) get around by being a 3-wheeled vehicle, aka, motorcycle, which does not require crash testing.

I seriously doubt with today's monetary exchange rates that it'll happen between US$30-35,000 though. banghead.gif

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Written on: 06 November 2008 [17:45]
ecoadmin
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News from Th!nk Norway about the US market entry:

Source: NY Times
But according to Mr. Canny, a decision on a United States entry date won’t be made until the first quarter of next year. “We do not have the capacity to meet U.S. market requirements,” he said. “Our Norwegian factory near Oslo can make only 10,000 cars per year.”

Think wants to set up a United States assembly plant, a process Mr. Canny said would take slightly more than a year.


So looks like things are going a little slower than initially planned... icon_rolleyes.gif

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Written on: 23 December 2010 [11:44]
Thomas
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Thanks for sharing value able information with us.It will really help every member of the forum and i hope you will share some more good news with us.. icon_smile.gif



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