Norwegian electric-car maker THINK announced today that it has kicked of production of the THINK City electric-car and has also delivered the first couple of units. Production of the THINK City started at its plant in Elkhart, Indiana. The company, with global headquarters in Oslo, Norway, plans to build 300 units of the THINK City electric cars at the facility by the end of the year.
“This is another major milestone for us,” said THINK CEO Barry Engle. “We are now manufacturing and selling both in Europe and the U.S. and have produced more than 2,500 THINK City vehicles.”
THINK delivered its first 15 units of the U.S.-built City electric-cars to the State of Indiana for use in its government fleet.
“We’re proud to be the first manufacturer to deliver an all-electric car built in the U.S. with an advanced battery that suits the needs of government and commercial fleet operators,” said Barry Engle. “Our delivery today is part of a larger effort to help transform the U.S. light-duty vehicle fleet from one that is mostly dependent on imported oil, to one that is fueled entirely by domestically produced electric energy.”
The THINK City is capable of traveling 100 miles on a single charge at speeds of up to 60 mph.
– By: Zain Haq