Th!nk Ox – Think this is your next car?
This fancy car is not even close to being a hybrid vehicle; rather it is fully electric car that runs on Lithium-ion batteries and can run for 125-155 miles on a single charge. It can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 8.5 seconds its batteries can be charged to 80% capacity in less than an hour. Solar panels on its roof power equipment such as the radio, navigation system, instrument panel, and air conditioning — even while parked with the car switched off. Now that is definitely a neat concept, we may probably be able to program our car to cool itself 5mins before 5pm so we have a cool car waiting at the parking lot without counting the pennies wasted in fuel costs.
Its first vehicle, the City, is already being sold in Europe for around US $25,000. Think is on track to sell about 10,000 of them there this year. Th!nk already has a working product and has the backing of some prestigious financiers. Venture firms RockPort Capital and Kleiner Perkins are well known for funding enterprising startups like Amazon and Google in the past and it looks like the Ox is for real and almost Due by 2010/2011. This car is going be my most desirable car for a long time to come; that is of course till something better comes along.