Norway wins return of Think electric cars

Ford motor corporation has agreed to return about 300 Think brand electric cars to Norway for resale instead of junking them in the USA. The earlier plan had drawn furious protests from Norway, where the model was initially developed (EED 30/08/04). Scandinavian shipping line Wallenius Wilhelmsen has agreed to transport the cars for free, Aftenposten newspaper reports. The Think project is reckoned to have cost Ford around US$150m (€123m) since its take-over of the Norwegian manufacturer in 1999. See Aftenposten articles one and two and editorial.

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