Detroit Electric is planning a renaissance. It says it has three new electric cars in the works. No details are available at this time.
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Detroit Electric has been MIA the past two years but now has received nearly $2 billion in new money and is looking to get back in the electric car game.
Remember CODA, Th!nk, and Project Better Place? They’ll soon be joined by Lucid, which plans to beat Tesla with a 1,000 HP, $100,000 electric sedan. Uh huh.
After years of fits and starts, the Detroit Electric SP:01 is starting to reach customers in the UK and, soon, Korea. It looks like the US isn’t getting it.
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Wannabe electric car maker Detroit Electric has already been delayed a couple of times, and its Tesla Roadster knockoff feels just a bit unimaginative. But its greatest offense may be moving its headquarters to Leamington Spa, UK, where it just opened its first flagship store. And well, it does look pretty neat. Detroit Electric went […]
What better way to encapsulate just how far electric cars have come than this photo, which sees one of the oldest EVs parked next to one of the newest.
Since 2008 Detroit Electric has been attempting to break into the world of plug-in cars, and its first vehicle, Lotus-based SP:01, has finalized its look.
The Detroit Electric SP:01 has been revealed (again) with an altered-but-still-obviously-Lotus look. Can this Tesla clone pick up where Elon Musk left off?
The message that you should get from the video, above, is clear: Despite the fact that the cars are built on an increasingly aging Lotus Elise platform with roots in the 1990s, the fact that they’re being built in Holland, and the fact that their primary market seems to be Korea, the Detroit Electric Car […]
Detroit Electric has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with South Korea’s Jeju Island to provide 300 electric vehicles to the zero emissions zone island.
After fleeing the Motor City for Holland, Detroit Electric has just announced that production of the SP:01 electric coupe will actually be in the U.K.
Should Detroit Electric be allowed to keep its name if it isn’t actually building electric cars in Detroit? Probably not.
The Tesla Roadster helped Elon Musk get his foot into the electric vehicle world, but he wishes it had been an all-original design from the get-go.
I know it’s April Fools’ Day, but this news came out of Holland yesterday: it looks like Detroit Electric is set to begin production of its Lotus Elise-based SP:01 roadster!
The second revival of the Detroit Electric name is banking on a carbon copy of the Tesla Roadster to get the ball rolling on this new/old brand, as well cashing in on Detroit’s resurgence as a manufacturing hub. Alas, production delays and the lack of a factory deal has sent Detroit Electric to Holland to begin production. Is this Fisker 2.0?
Though the Tesla Roadster is no longer in production, Detroit Electric hoped to fill the Lotus-shaped void left by Elon Musk’s electric automaker. While the company’s executives seem supremely confident, the reborn Detroit Electric is already running into snags, failing to sign a deal with the owners of a proposed factory location.
Detroit Electric has announced that it will partner with Chinese automaker Geely to co-develop electric cars for China. This deal will help the reborn electric car maker add an experienced partner to its portfolio to help it develop affordable electric car solutions for the world’s largest new car market.
The big news last week was the return of Detroit Electric, which is launching later on this year with the SP:01, an all-electric supercar based on the Lotus Elise. Sounds familiar, right? But Detroit Electric promise it isn’t just a Tesla Motors copycat, and the newly-resurrected company is pledging to have both a pure-electric sedan and hatchback on sale by the end of 2014. The question is…how?