Detroit Electric was an early 20th Century electric car built by the Anderson Electric Car Company over 100 years ago. In its heyday, Detroit Electric was an American icon and the cars were very popular with customers like Thomas Edison, Charles Proteus Steinmetz and Henry Ford's Wife Clara. The newly revived company also plans to build a special edition electric vehicle based on the original Detroit Electric car as a tribute for the new name of the joint venture.
The first cars will be manufactured by Youngman in China and marketed and distributed by Zap in the U.S. ZAP is also organizing international distribution for its current and future vehicles, which means the rest of the world will soon be able to enjoy all-electric motoring as well.