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Detroit Electric Name For Lotus-Based EV Sports Car

Mar 19, 2013

A says it is reviving the decades-old Detroit Electric to launch a car that will build an sports car in Michigan. The company, by a former Lotus Cars plans to launch its new car next and reveal it publicly at the Shanghai Show in China on April 20.

The Detroit Electric was once a purveyor of all-electric cars, about 13,000 units to that reportedly included Edison and John D. Rockefeller Jr. The launched in 1907 but went out shortly before the start of War II.

In 2008, the brand name was by Albert Lam. A former director of Lotus Cars, Lam to launch a range of all-electric that will be designed and in Michigan. The company has secured its new in the Fisher Building in downtown and says it will announce a manufacturing location later year. A company representative the manufacturing site is an existing that will be reworked for Electric’s needs, but it is not necessarily in

The plant should begin by August and will have an capacity of 2500 cars.

The teaser photo looks it shows a Lotus Elise or Given Detroit Electric’s of building an electric two-seat car, and that the company to partner with an existing automaker, it seems likely the company plans to build an version of the Lotus. (After CEO Lam used to work for Lotus.) But a representative wouldn’t confirm automaker Detroit Electric partner with. In 2008, Electric was reportedly in talks various Chinese and Malaysian to develop an electric sedan, the finished product never

In addition to private investors, Electric is apparently in talks the U.S. government and the State of for funding sources. That mean the company wants a of the alternative-fuel loans that helped fund other like Tesla Motors and Automotive. Detroit Electric is developing a full-scale distribution to sell the cars nationwide.

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The company says its new sports car offer, bold styling, performance, exhilarating handling and impressive range. A representative the car will use bespoke electronics, packs, and motors developed by Electric.

It will be revealed at a event in Detroit’s Fisher on April 3 before being at the Shanghai show. Detroit plans to bring the car to other auto shows around the Next year, the company to launch two all-electric sedans could enter production by 2014.

If the Detroit Electric car really is on a Lotus platform, it would several other electrics on the lightweight British car. toyed with building an EV the Circuit. which would been based on the Lotus It never reached series

The Tesla Roadster. the eponymous first car before the current S sedan, was also based on a Lotus Elise/Exige platform. The sold about 2300 worldwide.

Source: Detroit

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