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TH!NK Ox electric car (11/03/2008)

TH!NK Ox is a modular platform concept, designed for electric drive vehicles, for both the European, North American and Asian markets. It is the basis for a variety of vehicle styles, starting with the TH!NK Ox Crossover 5-seater. This is possible due to a space frame concept featuring the main crash structure and the batteries centrally placed in two compartments in the lower frame.

The MPV version is suggested as a taxi with a larger luggage space. The MPV version is designed for easy entry and exit, and a spacious and easy access luggage trunk. The coupé and sports versions have a larger battery capacity for higher performance.

The TH!NK Ox Platform design allows two different standards of battery packs;
- High stack: two compartments, allows use of low cost, high range sodium batteries
- Low stack: gives space for flat Li Ion packs, allows lower/upper frame for sports car and flat flow applications

Scandinavian and clean design Think’s sustainable Scandinavian design has formed the basis for this truly innovative clean car.

TH!NK Ox is distinguished by the TH!NK product family design characteristics. It mimics the clean choice of materials from the TH!NK city, with a prizewinning, unpainted and recyclable exterior and a 95% recyclable interior material concept, made possible through the ABS and PP interior systems. A solar panel in the roof keeps the vehicle’s interior cool when the engine is switched off, or can even supply enough power to run the sound system on the beach.

Think electric drive The base model of the TH!NK Ox will have a 60kW electrical powertrain, capable of accelerating to 100km/hr in less than 8.5 seconds and reaching a top speed of 130km/hr. The vehicle will be powered by a choice of either sodium batteries or state-of-the art lithium technology battery packs, allowing optimal adaption to the type of use and geographic region. The lithium-ion batteries will employ a next generation nano-phosphate electrochemistry with an unprecedented combination of power capability, energy density, and safety.

The TH!NK Ox driving range is targeted at 200km for combined highway and city summer driving (US06 driving cycle). For city driving, the TH!NK Ox will be able to travel even further on a full charge, to over 250km. The platform concept also forsees a sports version with a higher top speed and a range extended to up to 450km, a range also relevant for the taxi version.

Easy charging Charging the TH!NK Ox from zero to a fully charged state from a standard 230V/16A European outlet, will take approximately 12 hours using the on-board charger. The Lion batteries can be charged to 80% capacity in less than an hour with a high power off-board fast charger.

As with all TH!NK vehicles, TH!NK Ox can be charged at any normal power point.

TH!NK Ox expressive front grille houses the charging point at a comfortable height, with a pull out cable that fits any normal appliance socket.

vmax: 135km/h
range: 200km
acceleration (0-100km/hr): 8.5 sec

battery packs: option of sodium batteries and state of the art Lithium Ion
drive power, nominal: 60kW (boost for acceleration: 1ookW)
battery weight: 350kg
total vehicle weight: 1500kg
gross vehicle weight rating: 1850kg
motor: water cooled permanent magnet synchronous-motor (low weight and package space)
power, nominal: 60kW (boost for acceleration: 1ookW)
propulsion: front wheel drive system
energy return: recuperation and solar roof panel



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