Monday, December 10, 2007

Th!nk City: Electric Civic for the 21st century?

Business 2.0's Green Wombat blogger Todd Woody has written up an optimistic report on the Th!nk City titled A Honda Civic for the age of global warming. As I mentioned a week or so ago, the first new Th!nk City electric car has rolled off its Norwegian assemblyline. Everything in the piece agrees with our previous understanding - Zebra batteries for now, EnerDel and A123 Lithium in the future; battery leasing in Norway; US release a number of years away at best. Biggest piece of news:
According to [CEO Jan Olaf] Willums, General Electric (GE) is now an investor in Think and the company struck a deal with GE to collaborate on battery technology.
Perhaps Andy Grove already had an inkling when he penned his incitement, as mentioned here, to "Think Disruptive." It wouldn't be the first time GE has dabbled in electric cars.

2 comments:

blogger said...

It's not a civic because the Th!nk has pitiful production capacity and because of it will be a nonentity in the market for a long long time.

Anonymous said...

Anything that gets me off of the damned gas trap is fine with me. I can't wait for regulation in Canada to get highway EV cars on the road; probably won't happen until there's enough pressure by the people.