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Detroit Electric launches a EV sports car

If it worked for Tesla, why not do the same? That s the thought first arose when the new Detroit Electric SP:01. The Valley startup began its on the back of a Lotus chassis, so it s surprising that Motor s newest car maker has followed

Tesla stopped building the in January 2012, a move was very much in Tesla s meanwhile Lotus continue to what they call Small Car Platform as a turnkey for other car makers.

A spokesperson for Cars said they pleased to see the new Detroit Electric being launched, Just as was with the VX220 and Tesla its Roaster, Detriot Electric are a manufacturing customer of Lotus They have each Lotus Small Car Platform is supplied as a rolling chassis on the world s finest low-volume line.

(Left to Right) Vauxhall Turbo and Tesla Roadster, of which were built the Lotus Small Car Platform.

Car such as Detroit Electric are to benefit from a chassis s been used to build 50,000 cars 35-40,000 vehicles, 7,700 VX220s and Tesla Roadters.

In fact, the concerns over the future of Cars under DRB-Hicom, the has continued providing design and services to its automotive clients. of these remain anonymous, but one project was the original Vanquish used a crash structure by Lotus.

The Detroit Electric SP:01 is very much a part of strategy, and a good money-earner to

The company, led by former Lotus CEO Albert Lam, brings a venerable old brand (originally in 1906) with the very electric vehicle technologies.

As shown by Tesla, combining a body (1,067kg in this with a high-torque EV powertrain a very quick sports car in the s case its electric motor 201bhp and 166lb-ft of torque, to propel it to 155 mph and accelerate from mph in just 3.7 seconds.

Its range on a charge is claimed to reach 190 miles, while the SP:01 s can be fully recharged in 4.3 hours Detroit Electric’s home unit.

Production of the SP:01 is limited, it s not yet known how many that

Each SP:01 comes a three-year, 30,000-mile warranty an optional extension for the battery to years and 50,000 miles, pricing starts at USD $135,000 £89,000.

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It seems a curious to be launching an EV sports car though.

month Fisker Automotive its founder and appointed the administrators, of Nissan’s Leaf have short of the company s expectations and battery maker A123 is changing its corporate name to Systems after it was made last year and then by Chinese auto parts Wanxiang Group.

One of the few positive signs in the sector from Tesla Motors, who week announced their ever profitable quarter delivering 4,750 Model S compared to the 4,500 units forecast. A profit from a revenue stream is one thing, but knows it needs to expand its of cars, produce a new Roadster and a more affordable SUV model the Model S.

“The SP:01 be exclusive, luxurious and technologically said Albert Lam, Electric’s Chairman and Group “It is a milestone in the history of the Detroit brand, but also a significant for the international EV sector. The car will us to demonstrate to the world our ability to an exciting and innovative product, one displays outstanding performance with strong green and which delivers an exhilarating experience.”

“SP:01 is more than a sports car, adds Lam is a mobile energy unit, the user to use its stored battery to power not just the car but even an home. SP:01 is equipped bi-directional charge and discharge allowing it to release its stored energy to power a home.”

the design on which it is based, the s bodywork is constructed entirely of fibre. The company describes its as bespoke , although the front-end almost identical to the Series 2 The compact rear light is reminiscent of high-performance American cars of the past, while a inspection window, where the would normally reside, the vehicle’s battery technology.

Inside, the carbon fibre continues, joined by a range of selected leather finishes.

The goes on sale by end of August, and be joined by two more high-performance from the end of 2014.

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