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2011-03-01 06:55

THINKING SPACE: Each rear seat in the latest Think EV's has a shopping back hook on its back.

GENEVA, Switzerland - The latest models in the Think City electric vehicle range are on display this week at the 2011 Geneva auto show - among them a 2+2 and a delivery vehicle.

Two Think City electric vehicles are on display at the show, the first with ‘M-Way’, Think’s Swiss distributor, and the second with Think’s manufacturing partner, Valmet Automotive.  The new Think City 2+2 (complete with two occasional rear seats) exhibited by Valmet demonstrates an optional winter sports specification, typical of the vehicle’s holiday use in its native Scandinavia.

The Think City 2+2 is the first four-seat offering from the company and comes with generous headroom for all four occupants and a flexible seating formation with 50/50 split folding rear seats to make the most of the sector-leading luggage space capacity of 700-liters.

Baggage hooks also feature on the rear of the rear seats.


M-Way, part of the Swiss retail giant Migros, is the first Think distributor to develop a dedicated Electric Mobility Concept Store with a custom-designed flagship outlet in Zurich revolutionising both personal mobility and the way in which new vehicles are sold.

Visitors to the store can experience electric mobility in all its diversity with multimedia screens, special exhibits and an innovative electric-vehicle library with information on the extensive selection of vehicles for rent, lease or to buy from M-Way.

THINK DELIVERIES: The latest range of Think city vehicles includes a van.

The latest generation Think City is powered by lithium-ion battery technology and comes with aircon and an electronic stability system. It’s claimed to be most complete urban electric vehicle package available today.


Think CEO Barry Engle said: “The Think product line-up leads the way in the EV sector with excellent battery range and charging, four seats for the first time, a comprehensive options package and now offers N1 homologated urban delivery vans.

“Also, the Think City costs as little as two euro cents/km to run, whatever the oil price, so there really has never been a better time to enter the new and exciting world of EVs.”

The Think City is the world’s first EV to be granted pan-European regulatory safety approval and is homologated for sale as a car across the Continent.  It’s a zero emissions, pure battery EV built on a dedicated light platform and designed as a modern urban car.

 It can cruise at 110km/h and cover as much as 160km on a single charge (subject to driving style and conditions) with zero local emissions.

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