|Owner||Tom R Simenstad|
|Owner's Other EVs||1987 DBS Touring|
Blue Th!nk City
|Location||Oslo, Oslo Norway map|
|Vehicle||2000 Th!nk City |
Body rotation cast from rust free and dent
free soft polyethylene. Scratches repaired
with heat gun, no paint.
|Motor||Siemens 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
|Drivetrain||Front wheel drive, 3-phase AC asynchronous |
induction motor, Italian Carrero fixed
gear ratio transaxle with park lock,
electronic reverse. Very quiet and
|Controller||Siemens Simotion 440.60010.20|
Input 110 - 350 volts DC.
Output 0 - 245 volts 3 phase AC, 282 amps,
0 - 400 cps.
|Batteries||19 Saft STM 5-100 MRE, 6.00 Volt, Nickel-Cadmium, Flooded|
|System Voltage||114 Volts|
|Charger||Actia Energia J71|
Input 220 volts AC/50 cps. 14 amps or 10
amps switchable from drivers seat.
Output 0 - 180 volts, 0 - 25 amps.
|Heater||3 kW electric with dual electronic timer |
2 kW Webasto Air Top 2000 kerosene fueled
heater (factory option).
|DC/DC Converter||Siemens 443.10002.20|
Input 110 - 290VDC
|Instrumentation||Speedometer with odometer and trip.|
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 Speed||56 MPH (90 KPH)|
@ 7,600 motor RPM. Electronically
|Acceleration||0 - 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
|Range||64 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/Mile||180 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).
|Seating Capacity||2 adults.|
|Curb Weight||2,070 Pounds (940 Kilograms)|
|Tires||Summer: Continental EcoContact EP |
Winter: Continental WinterContact
155/70R13. From 2012-13 season:
Vredestein Snowtrac 2
Snowtrac2 165/65R13 77T, made in
|Conversion Time||Factory original.|
|Conversion Cost||Base 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 Features||Defa 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
Modified with external charger and quick charge connector
|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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Car cam on the street at WebPage /> v=6reP6TpOSFs
Nikolay's EV Monitor at WebPage