The Th!nk electric car enters production.

Almost exactly one year ago we posted on the little G-wiz electric car, we’d found on London’s streets. Now we’ve discovered that the Norwegian electric car project, Th!nk, is about to enter into production of its City model. The company hopes to produce 1,200 cars in its Aurskog, Norway, plant this year. Meanwhile Th!nk apparently has secured financial backing from US partners and are planning to set up a plant in California, too. It has been a bumpy road for Th!nk since the first prototype was introduced in 1991. The TH!NK City model (in its fifth incarnation above) first entered production in 1999, when the Ford Motor Company was a major shareholder and sunk some USD 150 million into the operation. Ford pulled out after four years, and the company was more or less put to pasture. Norwegian investors, however, supplied fresh funds in 2006, and now they are ready to start production again. If the Th!nk lives up to its promises it could be a serious competitor to the Smart city car, a model still using the traditional internal combustion engine. The Th!nk company also has more prototypes in the wings, among them a convertible (Open) and a four-door version (Ox).brbr

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