Who killed the electric THiNK car Ford distributed in the US a few years back? It was Ford itself around 2003, when California dropped the requirement that automakers produce battery-powered electric cars. Now, the current owner of THiNK, a Norwegian concern, says it will relaunch the plastic EV in 2007 as the City car. Battery range is up from 50 miles to close to 80, and a new body kit will likely get the Oslo kids to rethink their lives of sardines, grindcore, and absinthe shooters (we kid the Oslo kids). ABS brakes, power steering and central door locking are standard, as is a sincere trust in mankind.
City car back for a reTH!NK [AutoExpress]
Mitsubishi Working up Electric Car for US Market [internal]