Norwegian Electric Car Will Cruise US Streets

Vehicle can log up to 110 miles on single charge
By Laurel Jorgensen,  Newser Staff
Posted May 30, 2008 1:00 PM CDT
Think Global's electric car, the Think City, reaches a top speed of 65 miles per hour and can drive up to 110 miles when fully charged.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – An electric car that can travel up to 110 miles when fully charged will hit select US cities next year, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Think City, from Norwegian automaker Think Global AS, is already on the road in Norway, Sweden and Denmark, and will set American consumers back less than $25,000. The company plans to produce as well as sell the mini car in the US, with backing from American venture capital investors.

Think was a unit of Ford until the US auto maker sold it to a Norwegian company in 2003. The company is expected to target West Coast cities first, but it could work well in “any city in the US that wants to encourage use of pollution-free electric cars," said the company's CEO. "We don’t care if it’s Texas. We will be there.”