Thunder Power EV Debuts In Frankfurt – 400 Miles Of Range
Taiwanese company Thunder Power, once specializing in power tools, presented it all-electric sport car at the Frankfurt Motor Show
The car will actually come in two trim levels. A base sedan with 308 hp/230 kW and a 428 hp/320 kW model.
Total range is stated at 650 km (403 miles), 0 to 60 mph in the top of the line version comes in at “under 5 seconds” – we think that performance number is fairly conservative estimate looking at the specs.
Why the new “Thunder Power” name? CEO Wellen Sham tells Top Gear:
“Why the name? Because it’s electric….We are developing a new technology that is able to blend carbon fibre, aluminium and steel.”
Pricing for the new “transport power tool” is very interesting with the base model starting at 400,000 yuan (nearly $63,000).
The battery in side the Thunder Power EV is a “microprocessor-controlled” 125 kWh unit, so that range estimate looks more than realistic.
Thunder Power EV eventually will appear on the market in 2017, according to the company. And by market we mean Europe. Plans to rollout the car in China and the US happen in 2018.
It certainly would be nice if this ended up being a reality, but we still have some serious doubts at this point.