First Off, What’s A THINK?
The THINK City is one of my favorite electric cars. Back in October 2001, I worked to place 100 of these electric cars in the NY Metropolitan area for commuters using transit or the MTA.
Durable, highly maneuverable and with low maintenance, the THINK City can travel 100 miles on a single charge, using advanced Lithium-ion batteries manufactured in Indiana by Ener1, Inc. The vehicle has accumulated more than 35 million road miles in customer experience since it was first safety certified in Europe in 1999.
THINK plans to roll out retail distribution in select U.S. cities in the second half of 2011.
IPL Employees First To Get THINK City Electric Car
Four Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL) employees are among the first customers in the country to own and drive pure electric cars from THINK™, the world’s leading dedicated electric vehicle maker. Their cars were among 17 THINK City electric cars delivered to utility fleet customers and employees in Indiana. Duke Energy in Plainfield, Ind. received 10 electric THINK City cars, and the remainder were delivered to Indianapolis Power & Light for company fleet use.
THINK is working with Duke, IPL and the Energy Systems Network (ESN) to collect data on the deployment and use of electric cars as part of Project Plug-IN.