Added by Electric Aid on January 29, 2009 at 12:01pm —
WSJ published an article on Th!nk's status. Here's the link. Not sure they got everything right.
"In the race to get electric cars to market, the Norwegian start-up Think Global AS was one of the front-runners. It snagged big-name venture-capital backing and in 2008 manufactured about 350 of its latest model, a two-seater, plug-in city car. It planned to ramp up production to 10,000 units this year.
Then the financial crisis… Continue
Added by Marc Geller on January 28, 2009 at 7:45pm —
Even though this car is not 100% electrical were happy to get some amps on the road, no matter how scarce they may be
Added by Ben on January 27, 2009 at 8:00pm —
As a part of the new governmental stimulus plan, Norway gets a new branch of the state - Transnova. With it, follows an army of charging stations for electric vehicles.
The Norwegian government has earmarked funds to create a "forest" of charging stations. The operation will be monitored by the newly created governmental branch, Transnova, which role is to stimulate green alternatives in the transportation sector. The plan is to… Continue
Added by Electric Aid on January 26, 2009 at 8:30pm —
Today is a slow day because most people in the US are spending time with their family. So since nobody is reading this anyway, we'll allow ourselves to get a little tabloid-like and report that the people at Defamer have spotted George Clooney's electric Tango outside his trailer on the set of his next movie, The Good German. As we've previously…
Added by Ben on January 24, 2009 at 1:30am —
i MiEV Electric Car is Coming to Europe
The best deals are those that are mutually beneficials: According to Nikkei, Mitsubishi will supply more than 10,000 i MiEV electric cars to the French group PSA in 2011, doubling its previous production estimates. PSA will then use its existing network in Europe to sell the electric cars under the Citroën and Peugeot brands, helping it improve its green cred.
Read on for more.…
Added by Ben on January 24, 2009 at 1:21am —
The all-electric Indica
Vista by Tata Motors
has taken a large step forward with the naming of TM4
as its supplier of motors, controllers and power electronics. TM4 is a subsidiary of Hydro-Quebec and joins battery supplier…
Added by Ben on January 24, 2009 at 12:47am —
Battery manufacturer Ener1 will invest heavily in the electric car manufacturer Think. The goal is to produce the vehicle in the U.S. within a year. Translated from the Norwegian newspaper DN.no
Think is still in debt negotiations with its creditors, but the company's new major owners are now making promises to help ensure the Think City´s birthright. - We want to get… Continue
Added by Electric Aid on January 22, 2009 at 1:30pm —
SYNOPSIS: Auto industry is beginning to make needed advances in battery technology to put a first wave of rechargeable electric cars like the Volt on the road. Read the whole article a… Continue
Added by Electric Aid on January 19, 2009 at 1:08pm —
Any information you may have on this orange (faded) Th!nk Open is greatly appreciated. Vehicle's last known location somewhere in Canada. I believe it was at Electrovaya or Ballard Power Systems.
I fear that this vehicle is left abandoned somewhere and eventually will be crushed.
I hope that someone is taking care of this EV and that it will be mine some… Continue
Added by Tom Roy on January 18, 2009 at 2:30am —
New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced that his city would get 10 electric MINIs out of the 500 that BMW will produce and lease, mostly in California (see links at the end). But some will be put to the test in fleet conditions. How will New York use its MINI Es?
Read the rest of the article at… Continue
Added by Electric Aid on January 16, 2009 at 11:22pm —
You just gotta love the shameless, Asian way of presenting new products.
But all kidding aside. The e6 will hit the marked in 2011. It has a top speed of 100 miles per hour, and combined with a range of 186 miles per charge and a batterylife of 373 000 miles it should be quite competitive. If it hits the road that is.
For more info, check out… Continue
Added by Electric Aid on January 15, 2009 at 2:30pm —
... according to this article at AutoBlogGreen. (Hope it's OK to link to other web pages.)
Many nice photos.
Smart move, I think. Ener1 will get quick pay back from their battery sales. And then interest rate,… Continue
Added by Tom Roy on January 15, 2009 at 12:02am —
Good to see rich suits talking with warmth about their "green cars".
Added by Jostein Nybo on January 14, 2009 at 7:33pm —
Think has finally received 40 million kr ( 5.7 million $ )from investors , to keep the buisness alive
Adm. director ,Richard Canny, calculates that the total funding of 200 million can be in place already in February, but could not confirm when production starts up again.
For more info :http://e24.no/boers-og-finans/article2863668.ece
Added by Arne C on January 13, 2009 at 2:17pm —
We are sorry for the lack of blog posts added the last days, but this is because we are working on something that we think you will enjoy very much.
So to keep you all busy in the meantime, we have added flickr integration
to the site so that you can show of all of your light-catching activities to the community. Also, we would encourage all of you to blog about the EV news if there is something that we are missing. The… Continue
Added by Electric Aid on January 13, 2009 at 12:30am —
hadde idag en artikkel om den indiske elbilen Reva som nå kommer i Li-Ion utgave. For en promotur er den blitt utstyrt med solceller på taket. Det kan høres ut som en gimmic, men sannheten er at en av de store utfordringene med elbilbatterier er at de egentlig har godt av litt vedlikeholdslading når de ikke er i… Continue
Added by kjartan on January 8, 2009 at 1:56pm —
Bought this EV from a car rental company June 19th 2003 with 9500 km on the odometer as a second car for short trips to work. However it quickly became my first car and proved to be reliable on trips up to 100 km one way. Finding electrical outlets for charging was actually no problem, they are everywhere. The first summer I participated in an autoslalom event - see my video. In 2004 I went to Denmark with a group of fellow EVers to meet with Danish and Swedish EVers. The highlight of that trip… Continue
Added by Tom Roy on January 7, 2009 at 12:00am —
Last week, we learned that a deal for the troubled ev-maker, Think, would get through before Thursday. Here´s what we got for you in the meantime:…
Added by Electric Aid on January 6, 2009 at 10:44pm —
According to NTB, the Norwegian AP counterpart, the ongoing work on getting a short-term financial solution to the ev-maker is in the final phase. New cars will be on the market within the next few weeks.
The leader of the debt Committee, attorney Jo Rodin, said that the short-term financing is likely to be in place Tuesday or Wednesday of the next week. That will give the board and the debt Committee the breathing space they… Continue
Added by Electric Aid on January 2, 2009 at 4:00pm —