Detroit Electric goes Dutch with Europe Electric cars and Proton

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After practically no signs of life being revived in a joint between Zap! and Youngman Group last February and striking out on its own less than a ago, Detroit Electric has in Malaysia, as a Dutch company $300 million in backing and a of prototypes. Say what? We had a hint of earlier but this seems to it all official.

The company, reportedly owned by CEO Albert Lam (Lam Zap! management late year) has investors from Holland and Malaysia and appears to taken over the Electric Europe venture. The Malaysian was a press event held to their plans to begin cars by the end of 2009.

We couldn’t be but Paul Tan of automotive fame was and he did a little ride-and-drive and some pics. The sportiest of the the on hand was an electric Lotus that we last saw circling a in the Netherlands although now it sports Electric decals on its hood and There was also a Proton (pictured above) and a Proton The pair of Protons were and wet conversions put together for the event and motors developed by Detroit chief scientist, Frits van

An avid RC aircraft enthusiast who electric model aircraft and was of Friend-EV, he claims his motors a much higher power-to-weight than existing tech and can 5 kilowatts of power per kilogram, that the best electric car of are only capable of .25 kilowatts per This is a bizarre claim, and the International Herald Tribune a mistake in quoting him or something at .25kw/kg the Tesla motor 185 kw would weigh 1,628lbs.

the deal is with the motors, Electric is aiming sky high a target of 30,000 cars in the year and growing that to by the third. As well as a Detroit facility in Malaysia, the company to work with the government to a fast-charge network installed the country. Press release the break.


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ALAM, September 2, 2008 Electric is making a come in a big way with plans to progressively out affordable electric vehicles by the end of 2009. The historic electric car held a regional media today to introduce electric car and unveil its business and manufacturing moving forward.

As part of the Government’s initiative to tackle fuel prices and the search for alternative transportation, Detroit electric vehicle has been as one of the potential progressive innovative to tackle the on-going concerns. car maker Proton has been by Prime Minister YAB Datuk Abdullah Badawi to test and Detroit Electric’s technology and the potential to collaborate to create a of pure electric cars.

The Malaysian Government is taking measures to provide efficient and alternative transportation to the people. Electric is working closely them and we hope to provide a solution, said Albert Chairman and CEO of Detroit Electric.

million has been invested in and development over the past two and years at our RD facility in the Netherlands to this technology for electric After months of hard and search for strategic partners and new Detroit Electric has now emerged scaleable and durable electric systems solution ready to affordable everyday electric

In a show of the government’s support this effort, Datuk Abdullah Badawi took in the country’s recent 51st Day Parade riding in a pure car.

Proton is kind to lend us the test track, so of the media had the opportunity to experience the power and pleasure of pure cars. Detroit Electric has to integrated its electric drive into Lotus Elise’s, two passenger cars, Daihatsu-Cuore and VW with the intent to use these drive systems to development electric vehicles for volume within the next 18 months.

Lam said that Detroit is currently exploring the potential to from Proton and Lotus vehicles and platforms, amongst to create pure electric under the Detroit Electric

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Apart from technology for cars, Detroit Electric has to roll out electric buses will be in deployed in Europe and by the end of 2009. We believe that driven on renewable electric are the future of transportation, in light of environmental and rising fuel issues. Our pure electric are environmentally friendly with 0% and performance on par with gasoline Lam said.

Detroit Electric is planning to open an engineering and development centre outside of the and Malaysia has been earmarked as one of its locations.

Datuk Seri Badawi’s vision and support in the use and of green technology has created a environment for a business such as We are looking forward to a possible term partnership with moving forward, Lam said.


About Detroit

100 Years in the Making Detroit was an American icon in the early of the 1900s. The brand represented the popular electric car in history and the running electric car company, operated between 1907 and by the Anderson Electric Car Company in Michigan. At the time, the car was very with customers like Edison, Charles Proteus Henry Ford’s Wife and John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Detroit is a name that we believe speak to generations about the and the future of automobiles.

We are proud to a chance to re-build this car name after 100 years. The is finalizing plans to build an of cars, trucks and buses the latest automotive technologies. One years ago Detroit Electric had a car could go 211 miles on a charge.

With today’s technology we be able to go far beyond that. us in continuing this legacy of in electric cars. Detroit is a name that we believe speak to generations about the and the future of automobiles. We are proud to a chance to re-build this car name after 100 years.

The is in the process to build an array of trucks and buses with the automotive technologies.

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