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Detroit Electric: The grandaddy of all carmakers returns with a sports car

Cars like the Leaf and Tesla Model S may like they’re on the bleeding of automotive tech, but the electric car is new. At the dawn of the automobile there were actually a few building EVs.

With interest and decades of technological it’s not surprising that one of companies is returning from the to get a piece of the action.

Detroit Electric was founded in and primarily made electric that were shaped phone booths  (photo steered with tillers, and powered by heavy lead-acid Despite these shortcoming, the were prized for their operation and ease of use, to the labor-intensive gasoline cars of the Since there were few roads, range anxiety wasn’t an issue.

Of course, internal combustion won out, and Detroit Electric bust in 1939, having about 13,000 cars. It was in 2008 by Albert Lam, Group CEO of the Lotus Engineering the consulting arm of Lotus Cars, English division Lam also as Executive Director.

After dormant for seven years, Electric announced that it show a new EV at the Shanghai Auto in April.

For now, Detroit Electric is saying that its first car in 70 years will be a “limited-edition sports car.” The company’s image shows more a few Corvette styling cues.

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Electric will partner a major automaker to manufacture the so a tie-in with General is possible.

Working with GM certainly be convenient; the revived Electric will be headquartered in its city’s iconic Fisher and plans to manufacture the sports car in It’s making a revival of its cause celebre .

“We are committed to doing our part for great revival of Detroit innovation, entrepreneurship and determination – we like to call ‘Detroit Detroit Electric CEO Don Graunstadt in a statement.


If all goes well, Electric plans to launch two “high performance models” by the end of That’s pretty gutsy that fellow green car Fisker and Coda have been able to produce one car each.

Will the all-American electric car make it, or should Detroit stay dead? Tell us in the

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