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The PIV2 was by the PIV3, the City Bee ( Citi in the US ), in 1995. 120 of these were 40 of which participated in the San Francisco Bay Station Car Demonstration project 1995 to 1998.

Based on the from the prototypes, Pivco went on to develop their true production model, later called the TH!NK . Lotus Cars in a consulting The basic construction concept the prototypes was retained, except the roof was made of ABS plastic, and the frame chassis elements made of steel. The production had a range of 85 kilometres (53 mi) (modified cycle) between charges, and a top of 90 km/h (56 mph). [ 6 ]

Development more time and resources anticipated, so when development of the model was finished in 1999, had dried up. The company was then by Ford. who could start of the TH!NK city . Ford embraced the TH!NK concept, and electrically driven bicycles as as golf carts under the brand.


Production ceased in 2002, 1005 units had been Many of these cars in station car projects in California and in New City .

Probably due to changes in the zero-emissions vehicle policy, gave up THINK on January 31, The company was sold to KamKorp. by Indian businessman Kamal [ 7 ] Development of a successor to the City was halted. The used cars US and UK have been re-exported [ 8 ] to where they are in high due to the government’s policy to promote the use of cars (EVs are exempt taxes, have free pass toll roads for and are allowed to drive in the bus lanes traffic congestion).

In 2004, the turned its attention to development of the public . a micro size bus to be rented to customers for inner travel. By February 2006, of the vehicle had been developed, but the went into receivership.

At the end of 2006, Think Nordic was by Norwegian investment group which includes the original Jan Otto Ringdal as a partner. The was renamed THINK Global.

For the next year, the THINK showed a restyled new THINK car which was under development. An version of the car was also pictured but the said it had no plans to put it into

In March 2007, a completely new was posted, with many images of the new car rendered into impressions and various exterior/interior This site is presented in and English.

The original English reported: The THINK city has ABS dual airbags, and meets all and US safety requirements. It has a range of 170 km mi), a top speed of 100 km/h (62 and has comfort and convenience features as air conditioning, power steering, sun electric windows and mirrors, and .

In May 2007, Tesla Motors. of the electric Tesla Roadster, an agreement to sell 43 million worth of its Li-ion battery to THINK Nordic for use in the next THINK City, [ 9 ] [ 10 ] but on 2 Nov 2007 it out of the deal. [ 11 ]

The THINK assembly was restarted in late November to start manufacturing the re-designed car. [ 12 ]

On March 5, 2008, Electric. battery manufacturer Systems and THINK Global that they had entered a to enable global electrification of GE invested USD 4 million in THINK and USD 20 in A123 Systems to help roll out batteries for THINK. Systems and THINK at the same signed a commercial supply The partnership was announced at the 78th international Motor Show in [ 13 ] [ 14 ] [ 15 ]

Also at the 2008 Geneva show. THINK unveiled its five-seater, 130 km/h (80 mph) car. the TH!NK O x . [ 16 ]

In July THINK introduced the THINK for the first time in the UK. [ 17 ]

As of August some 100 City cars had manufactured for customers in Norway. It was that the lean plant is for efficient production supported by the of Porsche Consulting. [ 18 ]

On December 15, THINK suspended all vehicle and laid off 50% of its staff pending of up to USD 29MM in funding for working citing urgent financial [ 19 ] [ 20 ]

As of January 13, 2009, THINK received a bridge loan of 40 Norwegian kroner (

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$5.69 million) to continue [ 21 ] Much of that bridge came from one of its battery EnerDel .

On August 27, 2009, announced a successful recapitalization million) through existing and new which allowed the company to court protection and resume business operations in terms of and sales of the THINK City EV in Announced investors included manufacturer Ener1 in U.S. US venture capital firms Capital Partners (Boston); Partners (Philadelphia) and Kleiner (Palo Alto, CA) as well as Automotive based in Finland and (the venture capital fund of Norway ). [ 22 ] On the same the company also announced the THINK City electric car be produced in Valmet later year. The deal also engineering.

Valmet will around 3 million euros million) to the project, [ 23 ] it will become a minor shareholder of the

Production of the THINK City car at Automotive started on December 10, in Uusikaupunki. Finland. [ 24 ]

On January 5, THINK announced plans to the THINK City in Elkhart, beginning in 2011. [ 25 ]

On April 6, 2010 THINK plans to begin selling the City in the U.S. in 2010. [ 26 ]

2010, the first 15 THINK cars made in the Elkhart, assembly plant were to its customer – the state of Indiana – for fleet use.This marks the time that an American-made vehicle with Lithium-ion has been purchased for U.S. operation. The vehicles delivered the THINK City model, is a pure electric vehicle produces zero emissions and is of traveling as far as 100 miles (160 km) on a charge.

“Our delivery is part of a larger effort to transform the U.S. light-duty fleet from one that is dependent on imported oil, to one is fueled entirely by domestically electric energy,” said Engle, THINK CEO. continued, “As part of that we’ve made a strategic to target initially the many of fleet vehicles in operation in the market…These fleets can jumpstart electrification in America’s cities and push the industry past adopters into mainstream markets.” [ 27 ]

Production of the Th!nk was stopped in March 2011 and the filed for bankruptcy on June 22, for the fourth time in 20 years. [ 1 ]

Think Global’s assets bought by Electric Mobility AS in July 2011, including of wholly owned subsidiaries North America and THINK UK. The new announced that production is to restart in early 2012 a refined Think City. [ 2 ] despite such announcements ceased in August 2012. [ 3 ] In 2013, an email sent to Think City customer the sentence For 2013, our focus is on our customers, while developing the model THINK EV. thus that another Think EV is in

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