US Buys Think EVs
But the General Services Administration (GSA), the organization that handles most of the feds' vehicles, also purchased, alongside the 101 Volts, a much smaller fleet of Think City EVs. In fact, a tiny fleet of Think City EVs. Namely five of them.
Compared to the order placed for the Volts, that number may seem insignificant. But Think's executives are overjoyed. The GSA contract gave them such a morale boost (financially, things over at Think have never been great), that now the Norwegian company thinks big, announcing it is ready to receive orders from “thousands of federal agencies that purchase or lease vehicles through the GSA each year.”
“The federal government is the largest purchaser of vehicles in the U.S.,” said Lizabeth Ardisana, Think director of sales, service and distribution. “If you want to sell vehicles to fleets, it’s imperative to be on the GSA contract. This is a game changing contract for Think.”
“Today’s announcement moves us one step closer to President Obama’s goal of putting one million electric vehicles on the road in America by 2015.”.
The US has a very short list of electric vehicles approved for purchase for now. They are the Volt, the Nissan Leaf and, of course, the Think City.