Think Finishes E-Miglia 2010

Yet another competition intended for electric vehicles started and concluded this week, taking several EVs on a trip which lasted four days and traveled 560 kilometers (348 miles). The competition began in Munich, Germany and concluded in Rovereto, Italy.

For Think, the event was just another field trial before the kick-off of the EV Cup race series. Although the City did not win E-Miglia 2010, it managed to finish among the top three vehicles, proving once again it will become a fierce competitor on the EV market.

The car was driven by Markus Spiekermann of Team Move About Bosch. The car had to compete against some of the icons of the electric vehicle world, cars built by Tesla, Citroen, Fiat, Tazzari, Smart and Jetcar.

“This is, without question, the most gruelling EV rally in the world,” said Spiekermann after the race. “We were competing against some serious competitors in a variety of weather conditions and the THINK City was more than able to hold its own. Finishing in the top three is a really impressive achievement in a showroom standard urban EV, particularly against so many high performance race rivals.”

Separately, Think announced earlier this week it will enter the French through Mobivia Group, a conglomerate of companies which will give the Norwegian manufacturer access to 800 sales and service facilities in France, as well as to some big local fleet operators like French postal service La Poste.

The cars will be sold with complete packages, including financing, insurance, charging stations, home charging solutions, electric vehicle maintenance and after-sales service.
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