If one electric vehicle based out of Taiwan can run from 0 to 60 miles per hour in less than five seconds, all while "generating serenity," well, we say all the power to it. Since 1987, Thunder Power has specialized in making power tools but the company is now looking to get into the electric-vehicle game with that phrase – "Generating Serenity" – as its motto. Perhaps something got lost in translation?

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. When If the car makes it out of the idea stage, it will likely start sales in Europe in 2017. If you're interested in more, you can check out Thunder Power's website here.

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