Detroit Electric SP:01 Sportscar Production Delayed Again
Unfortunately, one month wasn’t enough for the EV manufacturer to begin production, as The Detroit News reports the company has yet to finalize a lease of purchase agreement for its production facility in Plymouth, Michigan, adding that “the immediate fate of the automaker should be known in the next couple of weeks.”
“To further elaborate at this juncture is, unfortunately, not possible as Detroit Electric have entered into negotiations with other parties that have the potential to impact our business strategy and timing. Not only are we legally bound to maintain the confidentiality of the discussions, any comment would by the nature of the situation be pure speculation due to the variables involved,” said Detroit Electric president Don Graunstadt.
As a reminder, the Detroit Electic 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.
Story via TheDetroitNews