Th!nk City «The iPod Car for the Google Generation»

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Th!nk City: The iPod Car for the Generation

As the cost of oil continues to and as big names like GM and Ford to focus production on smaller, fuel-efficient cars, Norway s City car couldn t be entering the US at a opportune time.

The Th!nk is a compact, electric car capable of up to 100 km/hr (approx 62 mph) and 180 km (approx 112 mi) on a single charge. The recently announced plans to US markets, specifically focusing on and several other key targeted With it s body made of ABS plastic, the City will around $25,000, making it competitive with other EV such as Zap and AMP. as well as popular, gas-powered vehicles the Mini .

In 2006, Norwegian entrepreneur and Jan-Olaf Willums, bought the after nearly a decade of changes and failed to-market (most notably by Ford in the 90 s), and decided to make it a more web 2.0 company. And, in keeping the spirit of that kind of Willums soon found in Silicon Valley knocking on of venture capital firms.

Introductions by Joel Makower led to talks with Martin CEO of Tesla Motors. and Dean the inventor of the Segway Scooter. In the Th!nk found backing General Electric as well as firms Rockport Capital and Perkins Caufield Byers. who s is smattered with several tech giants such as Amazon. and Google .

As the Wall Street Journal the car is just hitting the market in Sweden, and Denmark, where driving practices (fewer, trips) could make a huge success. However, in the US, the could be very different, and the though still debatably reception of Zap and AMP cars could as precedent. Regardless, even the failed EV-1 way back no electric car has been in a better to be successful than the Th!nk both in terms of the socio-economic of the times as well as the pop-culture it is generating. In addition to it s simple, design, it is also wifi and capable, can only be bought sends you emails when it servicing, and allows you to text the car to the check the battery s charge.

According to search engine Pandia. Th!nk is the iPod car for the generation.

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And the company s connection to Google can t either, especially if the cars are added to Google s fleet of vehicles, as Pandia reports.

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