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Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Think Ox Electric Car - Think Global
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Think Ox Electric Concept Car - 5 Passenger Comfort

Think Global of Norway introduced their Think Ox electric concept car (5-seat) at the Geneva Auto Show on March 5, 2008. The Think Ox's chassis has been designed as a modular platform and enables Think Global to introduce a number of vehicle models in the future to meet North American, European and Asian market demands.

The Think Ox has a top speed of 135 kph (85 mph), a driving range of 200 km (125 miles) and acceleration of 0-100 kph (62 mph) in 8.5 seconds. The motor is an electric water cooled permanent magnet synchronous type with a nominal power output of 60 kW and boost acceleration power available of up to 100 kW. The Think Ox will have regenerative braking and charging capacity provided by both plug-in capability and a roof mounted solar panel.

The body structure of the Think Ox is designed to take two different battery pack configurations. The first is a high stack using lower cost high range sodium batteries; the second is a low stack that utilises more compact flat lithium ion batteries that mount at lower chassis or under chassis level. Body rigidity is provided through an aluminium space frame, designed to achieve a 5 star crash rating and the Ox's overall vehicle weight is 1850 kg (4070 lbs).

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