The Detroit Electric SP:01, which is not made in Detroit, is aiming to be the fastest electric car in the world. To that end, the company just switched up the design, going from a coupe with a removable roof, to a sleek, sloping fastback. But will it be enough to beat the D? (Maybe. But it depends on the definition of…
This picture does not show an electric car charging in 1905. It's fourteen years off, but that's just the start of things.
The company claiming to give us the world's fastest electric sports car also says they will hire eighty people by the first quarter of 2015. Hmmm... I wonder why we're skeptical. It's a mystery.
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.
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.
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.
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…