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Detroit Electric To Commence Production Following $1.8 Billion Investment 10
Mar
Posted by Brad Anderson in Detroit Electric, Detroit Electric SP01, Electric Vehicles, Reports on 03 10th, 2017


Detroit Electric has received a significant boost in its efforts to bring the SP:01 sports car to the market following a 1.5 billion pound ($1.8 million) deal with China's Far East Smarter Energy Group.
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Gold Athlete Rewarded With Golden Nissan Leaf For Rio Success 13
Sep
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Detroit Electric, nissan, Nissan Leaf, Nissan Videos, Reports, UK, video on 09 13th, 2016


As the official automotive sponsor and partner of the British Paralympic Association, Nissan will hand over the keys of a brand new Gold Leaf to Richard Whitehead.
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Detroit Electric Planning Sedan And SUV After Sports Car Launch 26
Aug
Posted by Brad Anderson in Detroit Electric, Detroit Electric SP01, Electric Vehicles, Reports on 08 26th, 2016


Detroit Electric has revealed its intention to release an all-electric sedan and an electric SUV in the coming years.
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Detroit Electric Planning Sedan And SUV After Sports Car Launch 26
Aug
Posted by Brad Anderson in Detroit Electric, Detroit Electric SP01, Electric Vehicles, Reports on 08 26th, 2016


Detroit Electric has revealed its intention to release an all-electric sedan and an electric SUV in the coming years.
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Detroit Electric’s First SP:01 Heads To China 25
Feb
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in china, Detroit Electric, Detroit Electric SP01, Electric Vehicles, Reports on 02 25th, 2016


Following the announcement made last fall on the production kickoff for the SP:01, Detroit Electric has handed its first vehicle over to Jowett Motors (Asia) Ltd.
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First Detroit Electric SP:01 Rolls Off The Production Line 29
Oct
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Detroit Electric, Detroit Electric SP01, Electric Vehicles, Reports on 10 29th, 2015


The revived electric car company announced the production start of the SP:01 two-seater at Leamington Spa, UK.
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Detroit Electric Announces New Battery-Powered Sports Car 20
Mar
Posted by Kurt Ernst in Automotive, Detroit Electric, Electric, Kurt, News, Sports Cars on 03 20th, 2013
Detroit Electric's upcoming two-seat electric sports car - image: Detroit Electric
Detroit Electric's upcoming two-seat electric sports car - image: Detroit Electric

Detroit Electric’s upcoming two-seat electric sports car – image: Detroit Electric

Calling itself the “fourth automaker born out of Detroit,” startup electric car manufacturer Detroit Electric has just announced that it will be showing a two-seat electric sports car at the Shanghai Auto Show in April, and that it will begin customer deliveries in limited markets by the end of August.

Those are ambitious plans for a conventional automaker, let alone one dedicated to battery-electric power. Detroit Electric, however, isn’t exactly a new company; the original (which more or less folded in 1939) was one of the most successful electric car manufacturers of the early 20th century, and the brand has been working on a modern vehicle since being reborn in 2008.

The man behind Detroit Electric is Albert Lam, who was formerly head of the Lotus Engineering Group and Executive Director of Lotus Cars of England (which explains why the teaser image looks so much like a Lotus). Lam also spent time leading divisions of Apple and Sun Microsystems, so he’s well-versed in both the automotive and technology sides of the business.

Detroit Electric’s plans don’t end with a single two-seater, either. By the end of 2014, it plans to launch two other “high-performance” electric vehicles. We’re a bit skeptical that no details are being provided on a car set for unveiling in just one month, and reportedly bound for production in just 150 days, but we’re willing to cut Detroit Electric some slack. After all, who doesn’t like an underdog?

The firm’s CEO, Don Graunstadt, is equally bullish on the startup automaker’s future, saying, “We are proud to become the fourth car manufacturer born out of Detroit, and the first to manufacture a pure electric sports car from Michigan. We are committed to doing our part for this great revival of Detroit through innovation, entrepreneurship and determination – what we like to call ‘Detroit 2.0′. Our investors and management team are thankful to the State of Michigan for the help provided in allowing Detroit Electric to carry on the legacy that began in Michigan so many years ago.”

Can Detroit Electric meet its highly-ambitious goals for new product launches? Can the firm succeed where others have struggled or failed? Will electric sports cars become a viable business in the near future? We’re asking these questions ourselves, and we’d love to hear your take on things.







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