Detroit Electric SP:01 Moving Production to Holland
Despite dropping plans to assemble its EV sportscar in Plymouth, Michigan for the time being, Detroit Electric says they will remain committed to building cars in the United States.
"We are Detroit Electric, not London Electric,” said Albert Lam, the automaker’s CEO, in a statement earlier this week. "Our commitment to the city of Detroit, the state of Michigan and the United States is as strong as it ever was. While there have been some delays in our plan to start production in Detroit, many vehicle programs experience some form of delay."
The Detroit Electric SP:01 will be powered by an air-cooled AC electric motor and two 37 kWh lithium-polymer batteries. It will generate 201 bhp (150 kW) and 166 lb-ft (225 Nm) of torque, with a range of 180 miles (290 km). The EV will have a starting price of $135,000 (€105,510) and Detroit Electric hopes to sell 999 units to be able to build new vehicles next year.
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