Forget 0-60: Think City electric-car charges from 0-80% in 15 mins
With most gasoline powered vehicles, we are interested in how fast they will go from 0-60 mph. Think announced today that it has teamed up with AeroVironment, Inc., a leading developer and supplier of electric vehicle charging infrastructure, to demo the company’s level III fast-charge system and the Think City electric-car.
The team held a 15-minute news conference at the 2010 Washington Auto Show where they charged a Think City from 0-80% using AV’s fast-charge system in 15 minutes.
“THINK and AeroVironment are setting a new standard for extremely quick re-charging ““ zero to 80 percent in just 15 minutes,” said THINK CEO Richard Canny. “This is a major leap forward for electric vehicles. The development and deployment of very-fast-charge stations will help speed the electrification of automobiles in the United States and globally.”
The Think City will be sold in the United States later this year and will have a top speed of 70 miles. On a full charge, the Think City can travel a little more than 100 miles.
– By: Kap Shah