A friend just told me about a new electric car that is coming out in the U.S. at the end of next year. It will be made by a Norwegian company called Think that has already been selling electric cars in Europe. The Think City car will use either a sodium or lithium battery and will go 124 miles on a single charge. The company says it will have a top speed of about 65 mph and they plan to price it under $25,000. Think is also promising that the mostly plastic car will be 95% recyclable.
And although it doesn't look like it will be big enough to accomodate carpooling needs, the Wired Blog Network website, says the two-seater can be fitted with additional seats for children. The company is also working on a larger, five-seater electric car called the Think OX.
It does look very cool and would be perfect for zipping around Seattle and San Francisco.