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Detroit Electric claims 155 mph top for its new plug-in battery sports car made its China debut at the auto show. (Photo: Electric via Newspress)

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Detroit Electric car company, revived a dusty, discontinued showed off its Lotus-based hot rod at Shanghai, it will go 155 mph flat out, and zip standstill to 100 kilometers per hour (62 in just 3.7 seconds.

The company announced in Shanghai that it is with Geely Automobile on an electric sedan for the Chinese The Geeley Emgrand EC7-EV is to go on in China next year, what Detroit Electric as its twin-speed, high-torque gearbox.

Besides selling its own brands of Geely owns Volvo.

Electric, seemingly out of the blue, itself in its Detroit headquarters in showed the car April 3 to VIPs and journalists, and said the car will be in and available in August.

Detroit says it’s been and testing the car for five years.

The was created in 2008 by Albert who had been CEO of the U.K.’s Lotus Group and was executive director of Cars of England.

In the U.S. the Detroit Electric called SP:01, is priced $135,000. In China, it’s the of about $202,000 because of tariffs and taxes.

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The Tesla also an electric based on a started at about $110,000. No are being sold in the U.S. Tesla’s temporary waiver exempted the car from some safety regulations, has expired.

Tesla will instead the S, a four-door electric sedan, at about $70,000.Tesla’s website the sports car is sold out in North It also sells the S, a four-door starting at about $70,000.

Electric says the SP:01can be and 35 people have said buy when production begins.

The in Wayne County, Mich. be able to build 2,500 a

The original Detroit Electric car built 13,000 battery-power from 1906 through Electrics, then as now, had battery range compared to vehicles.

Electrics began to lose after Cadillac introduced the electric starter for gasoline on a 1912 model, eliminating the and dangerous hand cranking

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