BBC Think City Tour Ends

Exactly a month after Norwegian electric vehicle manufacturer Think partnered with BBC for the first ever European tour of the Think City Car, the 4,500-mile (7,242 km), 12-country European trip ended with the vehicle coming back to its start point, the UK.

During the journey, the Think performed great or, as the manufacturer says, “without so much as a puncture to report.” The car was driven by presenter Peter Curran, who was accompanied by his three member crew. They traveled from London to Denmark, then Norway, Sweden, Austria, Germany, Lichtenstein, Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal and back to England. Curran described the feeling of driving an electric vehicle as being... “quite simply, electric.”

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 62 mph 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).

In parallel with the tour, the Think City car was also involved in the Revolve Bridgestone Eco-Rally. Two vehicles, one driven by environmental designer Kevin McCloud and the other by Roger Saul, took part in the event.

The Think City was very nice to drive and this EV racing edition was very tight. The whole aim of today was to drive from Brighton to London with the best carbon footprint and I managed to drive the full 50 miles using just half the battery capacity.” said Saul, who drove an EV Cup racing series spec Think.
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