Detroit Electric to challenge Tesla, an electric sportscar by year-end

20/03/2013

Here is the first teaser of Detroit Electric’s new sports car, former glory of the electric car in the last century, the brand fell in disuse before offering conversions since 2008 under the leadership of Albert Lam, former CEO of Lotus Engineering.

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Yesterday's announcement promises a new renaissance in style with an electric sports-car whose first image recalls the lines of the new Corvette - but presumably based on a Lotus chassis…

Detroit Electric seems determined to take the place left by the Roadster with the same strategy as Tesla: an independent manufacturer who surprised everyone with a limited series of a two-seater sports-car! In addition, other high-performance models are announced thereafter.

After five years of development and testing, Detroit Electric announced for its revival a production capacity of 2,500 units per year at its plant in Michigan and 180 local jobs for a production that will start in August.

The reveal of their sports-car is scheduled for early next month in Detroit with a world premiere at the Shanghai Auto Show on April 20th where its specs sheet will be revealed.

“I am very fortunate to be working with a group of very talented engineers to create something really special.  The sports car will allow us to demonstrate to the world our ability to build an exciting and innovative product.  This DNA will be translated across to our future sedans; all our cars will be fun to drive and deliver exceptional performance within their class.” Albert Lam

For the record we also presented a 1917 Detroit Electric the 68/17B.

Par Technologic Vehicles
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