Thunder Power revealed during the IAA 2015 held in Frankfurt, its newest offering for the electric vehicle segment. The Thunder Power Sedan is a ground-breaking electric car built by the Taiwanese technology company that can rival even those that use the usual internal combustion engine.
The company expects to launch the Thunder Power to the Europe market in 2017 followed by China in 2018. After that, the Sedan will then be released to the USA. There are plans to establish production facilities in Europe which will be released in due course but the 30-hectare main facility will remain to be located in Shaoxing, Zhijiang.
However, Research & Development will continue to be managed by its Milan-based European headquarters. Supporting it are additional research facilities in the USA and mainland China. With the electric vehicle industry always evolving, Thunder Power wants to make sure that it remains one step ahead of its competitors, declares CEO and Chairman Wellen Sham.
The company expects that its electric vehicles will continue to push the limits considering that it has used the knowledge of different European world-class engineers and designers. Sham adds that after five years in development, it has finally launched its new range at the IAA 2015.
The reason this Frankfurt event was chosen is because it remains to be the best motor show that showcases the newest trends and latest technological highlights in the automotive industry. Sham says that the IAA 2015 is the best setting to reveal its newest offering not just to the consumers but also to investors and the media.
Chief Technical Officer Dr Ing. Peter Tutzer adds that the real question is not if electric vehicles will become the mainstream and replace internal combustion engines, but rather a question of when. With the addition of an EV platform, the Sedan is able to optimize performance and efficiency. Thus, it gives the driver a better choice without compromising anything and ensures zero emissions, Tutzer concludes.