Electric car costs just £100 for a year's power-ups

July 21, 2008 | By | In New Cars

Norwegian two-seater unveiled tomorrow at British Motor Show.

The TH!NK city, a fully electric two-seater car designed in Norway, is revealed at the British International Motor Show tomorrow.

It begins UK sale next summer, offering a top speed of 65mph and an in-town range of 126 miles on a full charge. That’s more than double the distance rivals such as the G-Wiz city car can manage.

Think says its car is three times as efficient as a conventional vehicle. Zero emissions means no road tax and, its makers, claim, the electricity needed for 10,000 miles driving will cost only £100. The car needs an overnight charge to regain its full range but a top-up to take its batteries from 20% to 80% will take just four hours.

It’s designed with city driving in mind, so the wings are made of self-coloured plastic which shouldn’t need repair after minor parking bashes.

Standard equipment includes power steering, central locking, a 4kw electric heater, and electric windows and mirrors.

Optional extras will include air conditioning, alloy wheels and a satellite navigation system.

Production has started at Think headquarters in Norway and the first batch of right-hand drive cars should arrive in the UK next summer.

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