The car is already available for sale in Europe and everything is carried over from the smaller (really small) two seat model. The car gets a 34kW electric motor that somehow enables it to cruise at 110km/h and its batteries ensure that it has a range of 100km on a full charge. It takes 8 hours for a 100% charge on a lithium battery and on a cheaper code ‘zebra’ battery 80% in 7 hours or 80-100% in 4 hours if the battery still has some charge in it. Whatever the case, it is still a car not suited for the long distance work commute. But now, we know you can carry 4 ‘adults’ in it.
I suppose this now makes the Think City 2+2 the most favorable/affordable EV to own (unlike those Tesla sports cars). The rear seats fold if you want to go IKEA shopping and you can carry 2 kids with the rear seats in its usual people carrying mode. Note that I stated ‘adults’ as even THINK’s CEO had stated “Want to take the kids to school? You got it!”. He didn’t really state the car can accommodate 2 rugby players at the rear seats straight away. I suppose you could fit two six and a half foot rugby players in the rear seats…..if you had a cleaver and amputated them slightly above their knees.
I somehow think that EVs like this do work in a city-like environment and where distances are short. No right-minded adult would want to be cooped up in those rear seats. This reminds me of cell phones. In the late 1980s every cell phone was large.
Of course car manufacturers have realized that going too large isn’t practical (some American SUVs come to mind). But I somehow think that they still haven’t realized that too small (electric or otherwise) wouldn’t work too. Much like the cell phone example given above. Maybe this is the reason why cars like the Smart ForTwo are finding sales harder to find once the novelty of having one wore out.
One day they’ll realize that people would like proper rear seats in smallish cars too instead of those occasional rear seats that they so much like to promote these days. Or they may realize that people do in fact have something called feet after the knees.