At an industry event for electric vehicles in Los Angeles this weekend, Think executives made the announcement the carmaker will establish operations in the U.S. and eventually launch a range of electric vehicles Stateside.
CEO Jan-Olaf Willums is expected to make the first public announcement during an environmental conference, where Think plans to show its latest all-electric city car, reports Automotive News. Think has partnered with two U.S. firms for its electric powertrains, A123 Systems Inc and EnerDel Inc, and currently sells a number of models in Europe.
At last month’s Geneva Motor Show, Think rolled out the Ox concept car (pictured) that’s said to preview a new five-seater model currently in the works. The powertrain featured in the concept is a 60kW motor powered by either sodium or lithium-ion batteries, and is capable of moving the 3,300lb vehicle from 0-60mph in 8.5 seconds.