Previous owner attended EV2006
OwnerTom R Simenstad
Owner's Other EVsRed Th!nk City
1987 DBS Touring
EL-ma Classic
LocationOslo, Oslo Norway map
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Vehicle2000 Th!nk City
Body rotation cast from rust free and dent free soft polyethylene. Scratches repaired with heat gun, no paint.
MotorSiemens 1LH5116-4AA99-Z 3-Phase AC
17 kW continous/27 kW max.
Torque 180 Nm @ 1000 rpm (10000 rpm max).
Water cooled. Estimated life 5000 hours at 17 kW.
DrivetrainFront wheel drive, 3-phase AC asynchronous induction motor, Italian Carrero fixed gear ratio transaxle with park lock, electronic reverse.
ControllerSiemens Simotion 440.60010.20
Input 110 - 350 volts DC.
Output 0 - 245 volts 3 phase AC, 282 amps, 0 - 400 cps.
Regenerative braking.
Water cooled.
Batteries50, 3.20 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
gone. Will probably install LiFePO4 battery with higher voltage than original 114V NiCd.
System Voltage160 Volts
gone. Plan to use 4 pcs external 48V Traco chargers connected in series. Charger voltage is adjustable.
Heater3 kW electric with dual electronic timer (standard).
DC/DC ConverterSiemens 443.10002.20
Input 110 - 290VDC
Water cooled.
Instrumentationgone. Will install original instrument cluster plus Nicolay's EV Monitor WebPage which reads vehicle parameters real time from OBD connector and logs parameters to SDcard.
Top Speed75 MPH (120 KPH)
Reprogrammed original Siemens controller.
RangeAim for 100 miles/160 km.
Watt Hours/Mile200 Wh/Mile
Aim for 200 Whr/mile average with more efficient charger and batteries, LRR tires.
EV Miles
Current: Miles (0 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight1,999 Pounds (908 Kilograms)
Aim for less than 2000 lbs.
TiresNot yet decided. Originally Continental EcoContact EP 155/70R13
Conversion CostEmpty shell: $480
Electronics and drive train at wrecking yard: $962
Additional FeaturesHeated front and rear windshield.
Two previous owners have stripped this once excellent electric vehicle for all electronics, drive train and electrical wiring.

Fortunately I bought a complete drive train and electronics from a wrecked Th!nk some years ago. Have not needed any spares for my other Th!nk yet so I'll put the spare parts in this rolling chassis/body.

Engine/trans/differential unit and drive shafts installed. It's much easier to do than an ICE installation!

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