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Fresh from the innovative technological company Thunder Power – established in 1987 – comes a sparkly Thunder Power Sedan that in many ways announces a very bright future for the electric cars.

The elegant, yet dynamic lines form a recognisable, timelessly sporty silhouette, designed by the legendary Zagato studio from Milan, the creative geniuses behind some of the most beautiful sports cars of our time.

Buyers can choose between two versions of the novice, with a 230kW or 320 kW electric motor, powering the rear wheel drive. The 320 kW version will accelerate to 100 km/h in under 5.0 seconds and reach a maximum speed of 250 km/h – of course, with zero CO2 emissions. The brand has also showcased their racing version of the car, however leaked no information on its expected performance.

Electricity is saved in a modular microprocessor-controlled lithium-ion battery pack with capacity of 125 kWh. On a full charge, the battery will ensure the best-in-its-class range of over 600 kilometers, with additional 300 kilometers guaranteed after a quick, mere 30-minute charge. Because the engineers designed the car completely from scratch, it was possible to almost unnoticeably integrate the battery pack in the lower part of the vehicle. Due to the hybrid structure the car is fairly light (despite the incorporated electric systems), weighing less than two tonnes. It also comes highly regarded in terms of persuasive passive and active safety levels.

Thunder Power will hit the European roads by 2017 and the Chinese will be able to enjoy it by 2018; the Americans, however, will need to wait a little longer.

Oct. 6, 2015 Driving photo: Thunder Power

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