Detroit Electric Is Still Trying To Build Cars, Just Not In Detroit

Detroit Electric is a new company bringing back a name from the early 1900s that announced last year it would make an electric Lotus in Michigan sometime in 2014. A lot of that is still true, except the car isn't going to be made in Michigan. Or the U.S. for that matter. » 4/01/14 10:00pm 4/01/14 10:00pm

Detroit Electric Might Be Dead Before It Ever Lived

If you were excited about the Detroit Electric SP-01, the claimed world's fastest pure electric car set to be produced right here in America, then here's some bad news: Production was supposed to begin this month, but that seems to be on hold. » 8/23/13 4:28pm 8/23/13 4:28pm

The Detroit Electric SP:01 Is The World’s Fastest Pure-Electric…

A carbon fiber (Lotus) body with 201 horsepower and 166 lb-ft of torque. Acceleration of 3.7 seconds to 62 mph. A top speed of 155 mph. A range of more than 180 miles. All in a car built in Detroit with a 30,000 mile warranty. This is the Detroit Electric SP:01. » 4/04/13 8:50am 4/04/13 8:50am

Detroit Electric Comes Back From The Dead To Make Yet Another Electric …

Without even making an electric car themselves, Lotus has inadvertently made quite a few over the years. First there was the Tesla Roadster. Then Chrysler had the Europa based Circuit EV. There was a Detroit Electric-branded Elise a few years back. And now Detroit Electric is attempting a comeback with a limited… » 3/19/13 12:03pm 3/19/13 12:03pm

Driving The Detroit Electric Lotus Elise And Proton Persona

Our favorite Malaysian automotive journalist, Paul Tan » 9/02/08 4:20pm 9/02/08 4:20pm, has driven Detroit Electric's new battery-powered Lotus Elise. Partnering with Malaysian automaker Proton (the parent company of Lotus), Detroit Electric is attempting to revive itself by electrifying cars like this Lotus Elise and some Proton sedans and…