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http://www.businessgreen.com/busines...sets-ambitions Oslo-based electric car company Think Global is bringing its highway-capable vehicle to North America. The firm plans to ship its first US car next year after a pilot programme with selected customers. Prices will be roughly the same as a Toyota Prius, executives have said.
The company's Think City car has a top speed of 65mph and a range of 110 miles, which operations manager Vicki Northrup said makes it suitable for more than just inner city driving.
My first reaction is too bad, another car we will never see....I want to think (no pun) GM is trying really hard to insure some plug ins' get to market, I have this gut feeling they are trying to suppress them with all their (diminshing) might.
I don't hate GM, In fact I wish them all the best in getting these produts to market but, I don't like their green track record in producing minor gains, lots of hype and LOTs of advertising how green they are with no product to back it up.
Hybrids: '06 Civic Hybrid Magnetic Pearl w/Navi (as of July 1, 2006)
Re: Get America Thinking
I'm ready for the TH!NK OX. 2-dr or 4-dr. Bring it on!
STOP terrorism - Drive a HYBRID
350 miles a week ------------ 2006 HCH II, Magnetic Pearl, w/NAVI (born on May 25, 2006)
350 miles a month ---------- 2003 Mazda Tribute ES-V6
350 miles a year (for now) - 1986 Mercedes 560SL
I don't believe GM is trying to suppress EV or PHEV from arriving in the market. Instead, is this a move by GM to further test out PHEV vehicles and technology at a lesser price than if they did it all on their own? It is in GM's own interest to offer PHEV and EV products in the competitive automobile market place.
2005 4WD Escape Hybrid
Best Interstatetank trip E20 MPG 34.6 for 271 miles along I-80 in Indiana and Ohio. May 2008
Best multiple road tank trip E20 MPG 36.2 for 202 miles in Southwestern Pa. July 2008.
Best multiple road tank trip E50 38.1 MG for 246 miles in Northern Wisconsin Aug 2012
I am in love with this car(the OX).....however, I looked at the think city which is on the ever of being marketed in its native country, then major cities in europe....they expect it to sell for 20,000 euros with a 200 euro pre month charge for batteries, insurance and in some cities electricty...
Sounds good so far, I did some currency conversion, it is $31,263 in USD to buy & $312.63per month for the other charge YIKES!!! since the one I really like is the OX & it is bigger & sexier, I can only guess what that is going to cost if it ever hits our shores with our currently lousy exchagne rate......I guess Kermit is right, it isnt easy being green :-).
I am in love with this car(the OX)
it is $31,263 in USD to buy & $312.63per month for the other charge YIKES!!! since the one I really like is the OX & it is bigger & sexier, I can only guess what that is going to cost if it ever hits our shores with our currently lousy exchagne rate......I guess Kermit is right, it isnt easy being green :-).
Don't worry. GM will save the day with it's $48K Volt.