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Detroit Electric Reveals SP:01 Electric Roadster

If longing for a Tesla Roadster but prepared to drop your on a used example, another startup, whose name back more than a has just unveiled its own Lotus-based roadster.

That startup is Electric, which, as promised a ago. has unveiled its new SP:01 roadster.

The specifications of the new SP:01 are similar to those of the Tesla although Detroit Electric can lay to having the fastest all-electric car on the market thanks to the SP:01’s top of 155 mph. The Tesla was limited to 125

The car is also good for a 0-62 mph of just 3.7 seconds and Detroit promises a range of more 180 miles with mixed

Spinning the rear wheels is an motor, rated at 150 kilowatts horsepower) and 166 pound-feet of torque. figures are down on the peak of the Tesla Roadster, which was as much as 215 kilowatts (288 and 295 pound-feet of torque in its final but the SP:01, thanks to carbon construction and more advanced technology, weighs in at just pounds, which is almost 400 less than the Tesla.


The battery is a lithium-ion unit, at 37 kilowatt-hours. Detroit Electric’s charging unit will owners to fully charge the in 4.3 hours. Using an ordinary outlet means charge stretch to approximately 8 hours.

on the move, the electric motor can act as a generator, helping to top up the batteries braking for example or driving a hill. The car also has a discharge that allows owners to use its to power most electrical including an entire home.

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Detroit Electric SP:01

The SP:01 is based on a strong yet aluminum platform, with fiber used for the body. In to this, the vehicle also specialized performance-tuned suspension, and brake systems to provide handling and dynamics.

One of the interesting of the SP:01 is its available manual a rarity for EVs. Drivers can one of four gear ratios for acceleration, but unlike a conventional there is little need to gear regularly as the electric provides plenty of torque the rev-range. A two-speed automatic is offered.

The SP:01 enters production in and will be built in a limited run of 999 examples. Pricing has been set at a $135,000, which includes a 30,000-mile warranty. This can be extended to five years and miles for the battery.

Detroit headquarters are located in the Fisher in downtown Detroit, Michigan. The historic name was revived in (the original Detroit went bankrupt in 1939) and after Albert Lam. a man previously headed up the Lotus Group and Lotus Cars of joined the team.

Production of Detroit Electric’s will take place at a in Wayne Country, Michigan. The facility will have an capacity of 2,500 vehicles and over 180 manufacturing and sales-related over the next year.

The is keeping quiet about its plans but says more are in the pipeline, including two new cars due out year. The company also that its models will be worldwide through a network of retail partners.

Detroit Electric SP:01
Detroit Electric SP:01
Detroit Electric SP:01
Detroit Electric SP:01
Detroit Electric SP:01

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