Taiwanese Car Maker Thunder Power Hits the Electric Car Market.
Originally this company was known as Motomax and began life as a power tool company. Renamed with the Macho sounding name of Thunder Power and refocused on the development of electric cars this Taiwan based company is starting to turn some heads away from the likes of Tesla Motors.
Very much like Tesla this company has 2 prototype offerings in the electric car market , one a sedan and one a sports car.
The Thunder Power Sedan
With a choice of 230 kW or 320 kW power configuration, the rear wheel drive Sedan is claimed to be able to deliver a range of over 650 km on a full charge or over 300 km on a 30 minute charge. The 320 kW version will accelerate to 100 km/h in under 5.0 seconds and reach a maximum speed of 250 km/h.
About the Battery
The modular design of the 125 kWh microprocessor-controlled battery pack is based on unique high-energy-density lithium-ion cell technology. Not only will the pack be cheaper to produce and lighter than competing systems, but an innovative charge balancing system will also slow battery aging and degradation. Through the floor-integration of the battery pack, the superior volume will provide both the highest capacity and longest driving range.
And Don’t Forget the Sports Car.
Thunder Power is an interesting choice of names for a quiet running electric car but why not right?