The THINK City is the lead EV in the Move About car sharing scheme; the program was launched in 2009 in Oslo, Norway and has just signed up its 1,000th member. It has since expanded to Gothenburg and Copenhagen with collaborative projects also taking place in Germany and Austria. Of the 80 vehicles in the scheme, 79 are THINK City models, representing one of the larger EV fleets in Europe.
|Some of the Move About fleet of THINK City EVs. Click to enlarge.|
The THINK City is on sale across Europe; production reached 2,500 units recently. Sales and production are also about to commence in the US. The THINK City can maintain speeds of 70 mph (113 km/h) and travel up to 100 miles (161 km) on a single charge. In total THINK has now sold approaching 10,000 units, accumulating 35 million zero-emissions road miles to date.
The number of cars only tells half the story. The car sharing system enables many people to share relatively few cars. This is a much smarter way to use resources, and means that many more people will be able to drive electric cars.—Michael Eimstad, Manager in Move About