Think Global, a Norwegian automaker plans to sell in the United States an electric car that goes 110 miles (177 kilometers) without a charge and costs less than $25,000. The first model will go on sale by the end of 2009.

Think Global wants to sell $25k electric car in USA
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The car, named Think City, is a two-seater with a top speed of about 65 mph (104 kilometer), the company said. It runs on sodium batteries and is 95 percent recyclable. It’s "a mass-market vehicle," said Ray Lane of venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers. "Our desire is to be selling 30- to 40- to 50,000 of these cars in a couple of years."

A few testing vehiclea will be brought to the U.S. in coming months.

TH!NK city demands very little of you. In fact, not much more than a mobile phone. Just an overnight power top-up, and it’s ready to go in the morning. It can travel up to 200 kilometres (124 miles) in city driving on a fully charged battery, with a top speed of 100km/h. It is fun, clean and simple.

TH!NK city is a modern urban car. With zero local emissions and an energy efficiency three times that of a traditional combustion engine car, it is a car for the environment. And it is a fun car for you. A choice of sodium or lithium batteries allows you to accommodate your car to your driving style, travelling up to 180 kilometres in one charge, with a top speed of 100km/h. Driving a silent car will give you a totally new experience.

Source: IHT

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