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OwnerTom R Simenstad
Owner's Other EVs1987 DBS Touring
Blue Th!nk City
EL-ma Classic
LocationOslo, Oslo Norway map
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Vehicle2000 Th!nk City
Body rotation cast from rust free and dent
free soft polyethylene. Scratches repaired
with heat gun, no paint.
MotorSiemens 1LH5116-4AA99-Z 3-Phase AC
17 kW continous/27 kW max.
Torque 180 Nm @ 1000 rpm (10000 rpm max).
Water cooled. Estimated life 5000 hours at
17 kW.
DrivetrainFront wheel drive, 3-phase AC asynchronous
induction motor, Italian Carrero fixed
gear ratio transaxle with park lock,
electronic reverse. Very quiet and
ControllerSiemens Simotion 440.60010.20
Input 110 - 350 volts DC.
Output 0 - 245 volts 3 phase AC, 282 amps,
0 - 400 cps.
Regenerative braking.
Water cooled.
Batteries19 Saft STM 5-100 MRE, 6.00 Volt, Nickel-Cadmium, Flooded
11,5 kWh.
Water cooled.
System Voltage114 Volts
ChargerActia Energia J71
Input 220 volts AC/50 cps. 14 amps or 10
amps switchable from drivers seat.
Output 0 - 180 volts, 0 - 25 amps.
Air cooled.
Heater3 kW electric with dual electronic timer
2 kW Webasto Air Top 2000 kerosene fueled
heater (factory option).
DC/DC ConverterSiemens 443.10002.20
Input 110 - 290VDC
Water cooled.
InstrumentationSpeedometer with odometer and trip.
Energy meter.
24 hour digital clock with dual time
timer for preheat/prevent.
Warnings and error messages displayed
in plain text.
Nicolay's Th!nk EV Monitor added April
Top Speed56 MPH (90 KPH)
@ 7,600 motor RPM. Electronically
Acceleration0 - 31 mph in 7 seconds (factory
1/8 mile in 14.9 seconds with two
occupants, spare wheel, jack, tyre iron
and weekend luggage (clocked during
Viking Mini Rally from Ogna to
Stavanger 2009).
Range64 Miles (102 Kilometers)
53 miles modified ECE101 cycle.
64 miles personal best keeping up with
traffic. 0% SOC, NiCd batteries like to be
completely discharged which means no dead
weight to carry.
Watt Hours/Mile180 Wh/Mile
minimum. Calculated from battery to
road (capacity/range: 11500/64).

312 Wh/Mile measured from socket, i.e.
includes charger and battery efficiency
(average March through November 2006).
EV Miles
Current:39,050 Miles (62,831 Kilometers)
    As of 2/3/2016
Seating Capacity2 adults.
Curb Weight2,070 Pounds (940 Kilograms)
TiresSummer: Continental EcoContact EP
155/70R13 75T.
Winter: Continental WinterContact
155/70R13. From 2012-13 season:
Vredestein Snowtrac 2
Snowtrac2 165/65R13 77T, made in
Conversion TimeFactory original.
Conversion CostBase price NOK 164k in 2000, easy NOK 200k
with some necessary options. 2007 used
cars sell for NOK 95k - 135k. 2009 used OK
cars sell for NOK 85k - 120k.
Additional FeaturesDefa car alarm with remote control trunk opener (factory
Analogue Blaupunkt Atlanta SQR49 4x7W FMstereo-LW-MW-SW-
compact-cassette radio with aftermarket glass mounted
antenna and 10-disc CD changer, front tweeters with HP
filters installed beneath original kidney shaped speaker
grilles to supplement original full tone 4" speakers, bi-
3-way stereo box speaker supplied from 4 channel
Blaupunkt BQX300 4x75 W amplifier, bi-amped, fed through
BX-01E crossover network and active 10" 300 W pipe woofer
installed in cargo area.
Nicolay's Th!nk EV Monitor installed April 2009 to keep
track of all variables during driving, includes eco
meter. Variables can also be saved on a SD card. Hardware
is Palm m515 and interface cable that is connected to the
OBD plug.
Modified with external charger and quick charge connector
April 2010.
1005 (regular production) of these 4th generation cars were
made between November 11, 1999 and March 22, 2002 at the
factory in Aurskog, Norway. In addition two pre production
runs of 20 cars each plus some cars for crash testing were
5th generation available in Europe from 2008. The Finnish
Valmet assembly plant delivered it's first gen5 Th!nk City
December 10, 2009. US assembly plant at Elkhart, Indiana
start up November 29, 2010.

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