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Detroit Electric SP:01

Detroit Electric SP:01

The new Electric SP:01 is an Elise-based car that has a top speed of 150mph

is the Detroit Electric SP:01, a electric two-seater sports car its maker claims is “the production electric car.”

on the rolling chassis of an Elise clad in specially designed bodywork, the SP:01 can complete the sprint in 3.7 seconds and has a limited top of 155mph – the same 0-62 as the Tesla Roadster Sport, but faster flat out.

The car was revealed in Detroit, where 999 of the SP:01 will be built from August, with starting from $135,000 – or £90,000.

Each model a mid-mounted 150kW (201bhp) motor, and has a 37kWh lithium-polymer that gives a claimed of nearly 190 miles.

A quick takes 4.3 hours, while a from a household plug 10.7 hours. A power unit called the 360-Powerback can if your house suffers a failure, too, and can use the electricity in the car’s battery as a back up to home supply.


The SP:01 weighs 1,068kg, and is for an electric car in being offered a four-speed gearbox as standard, a five-speed manual or two-speed available as an option.

The front wheels are 16-inch and use AP brakes, while the rear are 17 inches and cover Brembo ABS is included, as is a regenerative braking but the steering isn’t power The suspension is carried over the Elise donor car, but has retuned to take the SP:01’s weight and weight distribution account.

Detroit Electric SP:01

All cars use the built-in Smartphone Managed Infotainment (SAMI) that integrates music, and charge information into a app.

Albert Lam, the Group CEO of the Lotus Engineering heads Detroit Electric. The Electric firm dates to 1907, when the company, by William C Anderson, made its electric car.

By 1910, the was selling 2,000 cars a However, the increasing price of petrol cars hit sales. The eventually built 13,000 when it was wound up in 1939.

The resurrected firm has big plans. The is the first of three high-performance cars planned for launch by the by the end of 2014.

The cars will all be in Detroit at a new plant that be capable of producing 2,500 per year. The creation of the new factory create around 180 jobs,

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