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Page F30: Norway's electric car maker Think has 2000 vehicle orders and no capital
Norway's Think is an electric car maker that has a product called the Think City that is pretty close to perfect for an electric vehicle at current technology that the average person can afford. It looks nice enough, costs under $20,000, goes 210 km on a single charge, has a maximum speed of 105 kph (the only highway certified electric car besides the ones Tesla makes). If you've never seen this car before first take a look at these two videos. The first one is in English and gives a good introduction to the car and the company's aspirations in the United States, and the second is in Dutch and simply shows what it's like to drive it.
by Fran on Sun May 10th, 2009 at 11:14:32 AM EST
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Fran:
costs under $20,000

Should probably read: "would cost under $20,000 assuming sales of n hundred thousand units/year for ten years".

Otherwise it's vaporware.

The fact is that what we're experiencing right now is a top-down disaster. -Paul Krugman

by dvx (dvx.clt št gmail dotcom) on Mon May 11th, 2009 at 03:51:15 AM EST
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