The 2,500th City rolled off the assembly line yesterday at Valmet Automotive’s (the company handles production for THINK) facility in Finland, where the vehicle has been built since 1999. The company estimates that the City has accumulated 35 million zero-emission road miles (56,35 million km) to date.
“THINK has been a unique innovator in pure electric vehicle and power-train technology for nearly twenty years, positioning the company as a world-leader in producing cars on a dedicated electric platform. The City can maintain speeds of 70 miles per hour and travel up to 100 miles on a single charge,” stated the press release.
The THINK City model is currently in its second production version. A third version is scheduled to be produced in the U.S. and will go on sale by the end of 2012. This will come to the world via a plant located in Elkhart, Indiana. In addition to that, THINK plans to launch fleet sales in December.
“This milestone event further solidifies the THINK City as the best-selling electric car in the world today,” said THINK CEO Barry Engle. “Bringing this well-established electric nameplate to America for the first time is a landmark event in THINK’s long history .As electric transportation goes mainstream, the U.S. stands to become the largest electric car market in the world. We expect the tried-and-tested City to be among the most visible EVs on America’s streets and highways in the very near future.”