June 26, 2014

Detroit Electric to launch world's fastest production EV in Europe and Asia

Detroit Electric is back with an all-new, pure electric sportscar, a new production facility and a highly-experienced new team that will develop a range of high-performance pure EVs.

The brand's first product, the lightweight, limited-edition SP:01 sportscar, will be the
world's fastest production electric vehicle when it goes on sale in European and Asian markets later this year and soon followed by the US introduction.

Detroit Electric has secured additional investment following an initial reveal of the SP:01 in the first quarter of last year. The car has since undergone extensive further development, heralding significant changes to enhance its aerodynamic performance and improve interior comfort and quality. The EV is currently undergoing engineering sign-off tests, and the final styling of the car will be revealed in the coming weeks.

The SP:01 will set new standards for performance and handling in the EV segment. Its high-power electric motor will propel the car to an impressive 155 mph (249 km/h) top speed and a 0-60 mph time of just 3.7 seconds.

All the cars will be manufactured in a new, dedicated Detroit Electric production facility in Leamington Spa, UK, which will progressively increase staff levels to 80 by the end of the first quarter of 2015.

"We're truly delighted that we're just weeks away from bringing to fruition our plans to introduce Detroit Electric's first pure electric sports car. With a new production facility in the UK, a magnificent EMEA headquarters in The Netherlands and plans to engineer and assemble vehicles in the USA, the world will soon be able to experience the pure electric performance of our range of exciting and innovative Detroit Electric vehicles," said Albert Lam, Chairman & CEO, Detroit Electric.

The SP:01 will spearhead a diverse family of all-electric production cars, including an electric 2+2 supercar and a sedan model that will be engineered, developed and assembled at a planned facility in Michigan.


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