That said, the numbers sure do sound good. The company has a test mule making the rounds in the Milan area and says the car will have 430 horsepower as well as a 373-mile single-charge range. While it's easy to make claims for a car that no one can test drive, if that range figures it true, it would put the Thunder Power EV well ahead of the Tesla Model S (which has up to a 270-mile official range). What makes the Thunder even more fun is that the car will have a top speed of 155 miles per hour. The car will also be priced at a relatively thrifty (by high-end electric-vehicle standards, at least) $62,000 or so. Generate some serenity with that.
Thunder Power plans to unveil a concept version of the car at this year's Frankfurt Motor Show. Publicly traded since 2001, the company has now clearly set its sights on Tesla Motors and its Model S all-electric sedan. Thunder Power is overseen in part by Dr. Peter Tutzer, who previously worked with Lotus and Bugatti.