We've previously heard about a low-speed electric version of the precocious Geely Panda and, more recently, a Tobe-branded critter for Taiwan from a tie-up with Yulon Motors. Now comes word of a freshly-launched third version that will take its name from the Inuit word for polar bear, Nanoq, and that could be available in Europe as early as this spring. The drivetrain is being supplied by the Danish electric vehicle developer Lynx Cars with the lithium polymer batteries sourced from sister company Positive. Numbers for the Nanoq are as good or better than many of the other electrics coming onto the market this year with a top speed of 130 kilometers per hour (80 miles per hour) and a stated range of 200 kilometers (124 miles). The price is being reported by some in the Danish press as starting at 235,000 kroners ($45,530 U.S. at today's exchange rates). It's unclear whether the Nanoq will make it to the American market, but if it does, it might be found at your local Volvo dealership.
Although 0-60 times weren't given, we have hopes that the wildcat-powered bear is no sloth. The other vehicle that Lynx Cars is known for is a high-powered two-seater with Tesla Roadster-beating performance. Based on the Opel Speedster, that Lotus-built sportscar is said to possess 1,072 horsepower that will take it to 60 mph in under three seconds. Hit the jump to watch it take on the Tesla in the bonus video (with NSFW subtitles) that accompanies the press release.