Think Gets Pan European EV Homologation

If you were watching the development of the Think odyssey, you know by now that the Norway-produced Think City Car electric vehicle is surely getting a grip on the European market. If you are not sure why we keep on telling about this EV and its new endeavors, it's because we truly believe that it will shortly become Europe's first mass-distributed electric vehicle.

As a consequence, here you have another news regarding Think. Following the previous country-by-country homologation, Think City Car has received the new Pan European EV Homologation certificate.

The certificate, introduced on May 1 by the Dutch certification body RDW, is intended to remove trade barriers and, at the same time, guarantee that the vehicle is both safe and environmentally friendly. The certificate will allow Think to be registered in each European Union member state without the need for addition testing and approvals. A back door into Europe, if you like.

"The new harmonized directive is another sign that regulation bodies are seeing the importance of making EVs more easily available to the customers throughout Europe. A Pan European certification makes the paperwork so much easier, and will enable Think to expand much quicker into more European markets," Richard Canny, CEO of Think said in a release.

According to the certificate's homologations procedures, the vehicles are tested and approved as being safe after getting the green light in some 40 categories, including crash, lighting, brakes, emissions and so on. In addition, the car's production methods and facilities are undergoing scrutiny.

"We have an ambition to stimulate the introduction of sustainable mobility, and are delighted that the first Pan European homologation certificate has been issued in the Netherlands through the Dutch certification authority RDW. The Dutch Ministry of Transport is currently working up a decisive plan to support a fast introduction of clean cars. This plan will be introduced before summer," Dutch minister of of Transport added.
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