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THINK Electric Car Coming to London

Thu, 05 Jul 2001
Ford's Think electirc car, first trialled in Denmark, is coming to London. Firms will be given the chance to lease the cars as from September 2001 before the car goes on sale to the public in mid 2001. It's a small, two seater polythene-plastic bodied car 9ft 10 ins long (2,990mm) first seen at 1999 Frankfurt Motor Show. Reaches 30mph in 7 seconds and has a top speed of 56mph. Power is from 19 NiCd batteries and range is 53 miles. Fully recharging takes around 8 hours and costs 38p; 80% recharging 4 to 6 hours. Has a drivers airbag and aquitted itself well in US crash tests. Free parking in some London boroughs and free recharging at special sites in Westminster. Zero rated VED. Exempt from London congestion charges. Could become the ideal London commuter car for those living within 30 miles of the centre. Websites:www.thinkmobility.com and www.thinkaboutlondon.co.uk

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