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Detroit Electric brand is with new electric car sporting price tag

Detroit Electric is back with new electric car US$135k price tag

Detroit SP:01 unveiled this Credit: Detroit Electric

in 1907 a Detroit, Michigan, started producing an electric car as the Detroit Electric and went on to 13,000 models up until Now the brand has been revived, the arrival of an all-electric sports car week that is aiming to be the pure electric sports car on the

The car won’t be for your average however, as it will come a US$135,000 price tag and the company it is planning to create a limited run of 999 models. Known as the Detroit SP:01, the car is expected to go on sale August.

It was in 2008 that the Electric brand was re-launched by Lam, the former CEO of the Lotus Group. The company, also in Detroit, has spent the past years working on the new electric car using what it calls technology. Detroit Electric is planning to bring out two new high-performance vehicles in 2014. The cars be engineered at the company’s new production in Wayne County, Michigan,

So here’s a bit more insight the Detroit Electric SP:01. a two-seat, rear-wheel-drive, open-top car with a mid-mounted motor and pack. The car’s bodywork is entirely of carbon fibre, the vehicle weighing in at circa (1,090kg), depending on the specification.

The car Detroit Electric’s trademark at the front of the car and on the battery. The SP:01 displays its battery pack a transparent hatch on top of the rear The car will be available in seven colours.

Detroit Electric SP:01

Its claim that the SP:01 is the fastest pure-electric sports car and can a top speed of 155mph (249 They also claim the car can from 0-62 mph (0-100 in 3.7 seconds. Tesla’s Roadster. ceased production in 2012 a four-year run, takes 3.7 to hit 60 mph.

The Detroit Electric air-cooled, asynchronous AC electric will be powered by two 37 kWh lithium battery units.

Detroit Electric SP:01

According to the company, this give the SP:01 a driving of 180 miles (288 km). the car can be fully charged in 4.3 hours a 240 volt outlet with 32 Alternatively, it can achieve full in 8 hours from a 13-amp source.

The Detroit Electric battery pack can be glimpsed via a hatch at the rear of the car

Pioneering mobility

As for the original Detroit the first such electric car was by the Anderson Carriage Company in in 1907. The company had been in since the 1880s making vehicles. It was in 1906 boss, Anderson envisioned a future in vehicles.

He began shipping his first the following year, making 125 Electric cars by the end of 1907.


The went on to build 13,000 cars up until 1939. a glimpse of one of the original Detroit cars:

1915 Detroit model. Image via the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles, California

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