Norwegian company to build plug-in electric car

Business Materials 19 March 2008 07:19 (UTC +04:00)

A Norwegian manufacturer has announced that it will build a small electric plug-in car, the Th!nk City, with the choice between a two and a four-seater. ( dpa )

Launched at the recent Geneva Motor Show the new Th!nk City is a fifth-generation electric vehicle assembled in Norway. It will be available on selected European markets later this year, the company said.

After an overnight power top-up, the car can travel up to 200 kilometres in city driving on a fully charged sodium or lithium-ion battery, with a top speed of 100 km/h, the manufacturer says.

The Think company designs, develops, manufactures and markets environmentally friendly vehicles and technologies. The price of the Th!nk City will be around 20,000 euros (31,000 dollars) with capacity at the Oslo factory to be increased to about 10,000 cars per year.