First Ever EV Recall: Think City, 850 of Them

Being probably (still) the single full EV marketed with a good degree of success on the European market, the Think City has been so far a car to dream about: small, not polluting, cheap to run, performant enough not to make you be ashamed... And it will probably still remain so, but at least now the Think City has entered the big boys' class.

850 units of the Think (we're not sure how many such EVs have been sold so far across Europe, but we reckon this number covers a good portion of the existing City vehicles) are being recalled by its manufacturer due to a brake problem.

According to Autoblog, citing an internal Think source, the problem appears only in extreme conditions, namely when the brakes get prolonged exposure to water (you know, like... in winter). Due to the humidity, “a small malfunction in the electronics,” obviously unnamed, can occur.

Think says the brakes will still work, only you will have to press the pedal considerably harder to stop your car from running amok.

Think has not released an official recall notice yet , so there's no telling when the operation begins. Hopefully, before prolonged exposure to heat can occur (yes, summer). Also, we are waiting for an official confirmation of the recall as well.

The Think electric vehicle can achieve a top speed of only 100 km/hour (62 mph) 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).
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