THINK Makes First Step Into Brazil

The Scandinavian electric vehicle maker THINK is continuing the expansion plan that has seen the company enter new European markets, as well as announce plans to start new operations in the U.S. and Asia. The company now expresses its intention to deliver its first vehicles to South America, a project which will be carried out in collaboration with Brazilian electricity supplier, CPFL Energia S.A.

CPFL has purchased three Think CIty EVs, which will be showcased at the Michelin Challenge Bibendium sustainable mobility conference, hosted in Rio de Janeiro at the end of this month and attended by Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

The timing couldn’t be better, with our first cars into South America arriving this week and the high level Michelin Challenge Bibendum conference getting underway – positioning THINK very well as one of the first EV makers to make its mark in South America, just like we have in Europe.  Also, we have a very good collaborator in CPFL, as one of the leading electricity suppliers in the country. It is also the most forward thinking environmentally, with plans already taking shape to electrify part of CPFL’s very sizeable fleet of vehicles,” said Richard Canny, THINK CEO.

Sustainable mobility is fast working its way up the political and environmental agendas here in Brazil, and CPFL wants to be at the forefront of this movement.  We are showing some of our plans for electrifying the CPFL vehicle fleet at the Michelin Challenge Bibendum,” stated Wilson Pinto Ferreira Junior, CPFL Energia CEO.

The THINK City is an all-electric vehicle that has been tailor-designed for urban environments. The City offers a driving range of 100 miles (160 km) per charge.
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