Th!nk Nordic Launches New 4-Place Electric Car

Th!nk Public intended mainly for passengers transferring from airports and stations to city centres.

Published: 18-Jan-2005

The Norwegian electric city car manufacturer saved in 2003 by a new Swiss owner from closure by former owner Ford has developed a new Th!nk Public model.

Th!nk Public, due for launch later this year, is a four-seater with a maximum speed of just 30mph, intended mainly for passengers transferring from airports and stations to city centres.

An automated charging system is to allow each occupant to pay for use according to the distance he/she has covered. Th!nk Nordic hopes to sell around 5,000 units a year across Europe, at a price of around €12,000. Th!nk is now a subsidiary the Swiss Kamkorp Microeletronics, and employ 60 people.

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