Taiwanese Startup Thunder Power Teases EV With 373-Mile Range

There’s no shortage of electric-car startups in the world right now and we can add one more to the list, Taiwan’s Thunder Power. The company wants to prove to the world that it exists and is serious about building electric vehicles by showcasing a pre-production electric car concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Thunder Power has also released a teaser image of its EV, which is aimed at the Tesla Model S. The dark rendering allows us to see a round front grille and interestingly-shaped headlights, as well as a recessed hood and a big glass ceiling. Overall, the silhouette of the car looks promising and definitely makes us want to see more.

According to the company, the electric motor will deliver 430hp and the batteries will allow an impressive 373 miles (600 kilometers) of driving range on a single charge. The car is also said to cover the 0 to 62 mph sprint in under 5 seconds and to reach a top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).

Thunder Power relies on former Lotus and Bugatti technician Dr. Peter Tutzer to make this figures a reality. Tutzer is chief technical officer, while Franz Schulte, formerly at Porsche and Ford, is the company’s chief production officer. The car is currently being tested in Milan ahead of an European launch that should take place in 2017.

But the first market to get the new EV will be China, where the newcomer is expected to have a base price of 400,000 yuan ($62,700).

Story references: Thunder Power via Auto Express

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