Can’t wait for the Think to hit the US. Should be coming out just as I’m paying off my current car.
Oh and has anybody read some of the really stupid comments on the Shai Agassi article?
Yeah, I rarely read comments on sites these days. They’ve become mostly uninformed rants or complete fabrications, hard to weed out any nuggets of wisdom.
Your comments on the Think sent me Googling “A306 Think electric car” and I found this video report.
You guys are an inspiration! Keep it up.
frank, 30 miles east of San Francisco
Thanks for the link Frank. I’ve changed it to be clickable.
Hi Jerry, after reading the article about the 282mpg car and with your comments about it being a great doner car still fresh in my mind the latest issue of Plugged In from the BVS arrived on my doorstep with this on the front cover !http://www.treehugger.com/trev-green-car.jpg!
More info can be found here.
Keep up the good work,
It’s certainly not an EV but VW’s been working on a 282 Imperial gallons (235 U.S. gallons) MPG car.
“As for the engine, the concept had a one-cylinder diesel engine producing 8.5 horsepower and 13.5 foot-pounds of torque. Car says the production model will use a two-cylinder turbodiesel for a little more oomph. Doubling the number of cylinders is sure to cut fuel economy, so VW may install a diesel-hybrid drivetrain. The engine turns off at stop lights to save fuel, then automatically restarts when the driver depresses the accelerator pedal.”
Makes me wonder how the one cylinder would do as an electric motor hybrid or heck why not just get rid of the engine completely giving more room for batteries!
Latest update on Th!nk: Unfortunately the electric cars sector has been hit by the global economic slump, just like every industry and there are going to be some casualties. The Th!nk Global company is in trouble and it is uncertain what will happen. This is a time when grassroots pressure is needed to make politicians help green industries through this difficult period. They should be given positive discrimination status in terms of any government bailouts that are on offer. They are our future and we will need them to be around when this crisis passes. Oil prices will rise again and consumers will want to buy electric cars—-if the companies making them are supported now.
Guys, any updates with one? thanks