A small Taiwanese company dubbed Thunder Power has just unveiled its claimed rival to the Tesla Model S. Designed to be a truly global car with a European debut in 2017, Chinese debut in 2018 and soon after, a release in the United States, the Thunder Power Sedan certainly has some tough competition to go up against.
Powering the car is a 125 kWh microprocessor-controlled battery pack which will be available in two specifications. The entry-level Thunder Power Sedan will produce 308 hp while the range-topping model will deliver 428 hp. It remains to be seen if the car is rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, but the company claims the 428 hp variant will be capable of hitting 100 km/h in fewer than 5 seconds as well as a 250 km/h top speed.
Alongside promising very respectable performance, the electric sedan will apparently have a range of over 650 km on a single charge. A quick-charge feature will also be present which in just 30 minutes of charging, will produce a range of over 300 km.
Design wise, the Thunder Power Sedan is unlike any other car on the market. Interesting headlights shaped like an upside-down McLaren logo characterise the front end as does the eye-catching, circular chrome grille. In the cabin, a completely digital dashboard has been created while the two-spoke steering wheel also incorporates two small touchscreens.