Think and BBC Lead EV Convoy in Oslo
“I am a great supporter of electric vehicles. It is time for us to start building up the infrastructure in Norway to encourage an even greater take-up of EVs here. We need to keep our position as the home of EVs by growing with the industry and encouraging more procurement and support of this pioneering industry within the coalition Norwegian government,” said Erna Solberg, Norway’s Conservative Party leader and one who was part of the convoy.
As you already know, the BBC Electric Ride is a tour/documentary aimed at presenting to the public the ups and downs of owning and driving an electric vehicle.
Aboard a Think City car, presenter Peter Curran and his three member crew embarked on a journey which will take them from London to Denmark, then Norway, Sweden, Austria, Germany, Lichtenstein, Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal and back to England. The trip will last for three months and will cover over 4,000 miles (6,437 km).
"Our car, the THINK City, also from Norway, has performed very well so far on our journey – all the way from London to Oslo – only another 3,000 miles and nine countries to go!” Curran said.
The Think can achieve a top speed of only 100 km/hour (62 mph) - enough considering it is meant as a city car - and sprints from naught to 100 in 6.5 seconds. During summer and with the heater off, Think can travel in between 170 km (105 miles) and 203 km (126 miles).