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Detroit Electric SP:01 Sports Car Enters Production: Video

Detroit Electric, led by former Lotus executive Albert Lam, has started production of its SP:01 electric sports car, two and a half years after the company first announced plans for the car and presented a prototype. Production is taking place at a plant in Leamington Spa in the United Kingdom and... read more

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Detroit Electric Announces Further Details, U.K. Production

The reborn Detroit Electric is becoming a truly global automaker—at least in terms of its conception and production. The firm still lists its headquarters in Motor City... read more June 27, 2014 by


 
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Detroit Electric Sports Car Is Still Here, Now Testing

It's easy to be cynical of startup companies. They enter the industry, guns blazing, trying to convince us all that their product will change how we look at cars, or internet... read more June 20, 2014 by


 
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Detroit Electric Production Confirmed For Holland, Not Detroit

You'd be forgiven for thinking a car company called Detroit Electric would produce its cars in, or at least near, Motor City itself. After all, the car bearing the same name... read more April 1, 2014 by


 
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Detroit Electric Delays Sports Car Pending Factory Deal

The SP:01, Detroit Electric's battery-powered sports car not unlike the Tesla Roadster, is currently on hold, pending the company's purchase of a facility in which to build... read more August 27, 2013 by


 
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Geely And America's Detroit Electric To Develop EVs Together

Detroit Electric, a startup based in downtown Detroit, Michigan, will be teaming up with Chinese automotive giant Geely to develop a new range of electric cars and related... read more April 26, 2013 by


 
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Detroit Electric Reveals Lotus-Based SP:01 Electric Roadster

If you’re longing for a Tesla Roadster but aren’t prepared to drop your hard-earned on a used example, another electric startup, whose name dates back more than a... read more April 4, 2013 by


 
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Detroit Electric To Debut All-Electric Sports Car In April

In the early years of the 20th century, electric cars were seen by many buyers as preferable to internal-combustion-engine automobiles. Electric cars were easier to start... read more March 19, 2013 by


 
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Detroit Electric and Proton sign deal to build new electric vehicles

Historic electric car brand Detroit Electric (DE) confirmed early last year plans to launch a range of all-electric vehicles for sale in Europe and North America by the end... read more March 30, 2009 by


 
Detroit Electric hires ex-Lotus Engineering CEO

Detroit Electric hires ex-Lotus Engineering CEO

Detroit Electric was revived only this month by America’s ZAP electric car company and China’s Youngman Auto and already the joint-venture has announced the... read more February 19, 2008 by


 
ZAP and Youngman revive Detroit Electric brand

ZAP and Youngman revive Detroit Electric brand

The joint-venture between America’s ZAP electric car company and China’s Youngman Auto is set to revive the 100- year-old electric car brand Detroit Electric for... read more February 7, 2008 by


 
 

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