The Truth About Cars » Detroit Electric http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 12 Feb 2016 13:00:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Detroit Electric http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Detroit Electric Reveals Production Exterior, Interior & Signs Asia Distributor http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/detroit-electric-reveals-production-exterior-interior-signs-asia-distributor/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/detroit-electric-reveals-production-exterior-interior-signs-asia-distributor/#comments Tue, 06 Jan 2015 20:26:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=972394 Detroit Electric, the startup company that hopes to revive the early motoring age’s most successful brand of electric cars, has revealed the final design details and specifications of its Lotus based SP:01 battery powered sports car, which it says will start production in the UK early this year. Preproduction prototypes are being tested at the […]

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Detroit Electric, the startup company that hopes to revive the early motoring age’s most successful brand of electric cars, has revealed the final design details and specifications of its Lotus based SP:01 battery powered sports car, which it says will start production in the UK early this year. Preproduction prototypes are being tested at the […]

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Detroit Electric Gets To Work In Detroit http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/detroit-electric-gets-to-work-in-detroit/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/detroit-electric-gets-to-work-in-detroit/#comments Fri, 27 Jun 2014 13:00:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=853545 When Detroit Electric launched their brand last spring at a gala affair in Detroit’s magnificent Fisher Building they, and the building’s landlord, said that the revived electric car brand would be making its headquarters in a suite on the 18th floor of the historic Detroit skyscraper. They also laid out their plans for assembling cars […]

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When Detroit Electric launched their brand last spring at a gala affair in Detroit’s magnificent Fisher Building they, and the building’s landlord, said that the revived electric car brand would be making its headquarters in a suite on the 18th floor of the historic Detroit skyscraper. They also laid out their plans for assembling cars […]

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Detroit Electric to Start Production in Holland, Not Necessarily Move It From Detroit http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/detroit-electric-to-start-production-in-holland-not-necessarily-move-it-from-detroit/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/detroit-electric-to-start-production-in-holland-not-necessarily-move-it-from-detroit/#comments Sat, 31 Aug 2013 14:07:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=503993 Saying that they continue to be committed to building cars in the Detroit area, EV startup Detroit Electric has told the Detroit News that the first models of its SP:01 sports car, like Tesla’s Roadster an electrified Lotus, will have their final assembly done in Holland starting in the last quarter of the year, not […]

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Saying that they continue to be committed to building cars in the Detroit area, EV startup Detroit Electric has told the Detroit News that the first models of its SP:01 sports car, like Tesla’s Roadster an electrified Lotus, will have their final assembly done in Holland starting in the last quarter of the year, not […]

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Detroit Electric Stalls Production Plans, Fisher Building Headquarters Empty http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/detroit-electric-stalls-production-plans-fisher-building-headquarters-empty/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/detroit-electric-stalls-production-plans-fisher-building-headquarters-empty/#comments Tue, 27 Aug 2013 13:08:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=501318 Back in April, the revived-after-eight-decades Detroit Electric brand held a big event for the press and local dignitaries in the lobby of Detroit’s magnificent Fisher Building. They announced that the company would be doing final assembly on their battery powered Lotus-based sports car, the SP:01, in a Detroit area facility and that their headquarters would […]

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Back in April, the revived-after-eight-decades Detroit Electric brand held a big event for the press and local dignitaries in the lobby of Detroit’s magnificent Fisher Building. They announced that the company would be doing final assembly on their battery powered Lotus-based sports car, the SP:01, in a Detroit area facility and that their headquarters would […]

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Geely & Detroit Electric Announce Strategic Partnership to Produce Chinese EVs, Will Detroit Electric Use Geely Gliders Too? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/geely-detroit-electric-announce-strategic-partnership-to-produce-chinese-evs-will-detroit-electric-use-geely-gliders-too/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/geely-detroit-electric-announce-strategic-partnership-to-produce-chinese-evs-will-detroit-electric-use-geely-gliders-too/#comments Fri, 26 Apr 2013 11:00:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=486203 Earlier this month, when Detroit Electric revealed their first car, the Lotus based SP:01, the EV startup’s CEO, Albert Tam, said that the battery powered sports car is only the first of three cars that Detroit Electric will be introducing over the next year or so. Only 999 of the carbon fiber bodied SP:01 will […]

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Earlier this month, when Detroit Electric revealed their first car, the Lotus based SP:01, the EV startup’s CEO, Albert Tam, said that the battery powered sports car is only the first of three cars that Detroit Electric will be introducing over the next year or so. Only 999 of the carbon fiber bodied SP:01 will […]

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Detroit Electric Will Outsource Much But Will Assemble Own Battery Packs http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/detroit-electric-will-outsource-much-but-will-assemble-own-battery-packs/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/detroit-electric-will-outsource-much-but-will-assemble-own-battery-packs/#comments Sat, 06 Apr 2013 18:55:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=483807 While Damon Lavrinc at  Wired’s Autopia makes the observation that the revived Detroit Electric company seems to be following the Tesla playbook, launching their company with a car based on an electrified small Lotus, Detroit Electric CEO Albert Lam insists that his team is using a different business model than Tesla and that they have […]

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While Damon Lavrinc at  Wired’s Autopia makes the observation that the revived Detroit Electric company seems to be following the Tesla playbook, launching their company with a car based on an electrified small Lotus, Detroit Electric CEO Albert Lam insists that his team is using a different business model than Tesla and that they have […]

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Detroit Electric Rides Again http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/detroit-electric-rides-again/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/detroit-electric-rides-again/#comments Thu, 04 Apr 2013 19:18:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=483619 Detroit Electric is a startup electric car maker that revives the brand of another startup electric car maker by the name of Detroit Electric. As chronicled by Ronnie Schreiber, Detroit Electric cars were produced by the Anderson Carriage company from 1907 to 1939. They sold thousands of them until they were displaced by a better […]

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Detroit Electric is a startup electric car maker that revives the brand of another startup electric car maker by the name of Detroit Electric. As chronicled by Ronnie Schreiber, Detroit Electric cars were produced by the Anderson Carriage company from 1907 to 1939. They sold thousands of them until they were displaced by a better […]

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Revived Detroit Electric Brand to Open HQ in Detroit and Sell Electrified Exiges http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/revived-detroit-electric-brand-to-open-hq-in-detroit-and-sell-electrified-exiges/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/revived-detroit-electric-brand-to-open-hq-in-detroit-and-sell-electrified-exiges/#comments Tue, 19 Mar 2013 21:57:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=481737 Until the modern day revival of electric vehicles like the Teslas, Nissan’s Leaf or the Chevy Volt, the best selling electric car ever was the Detroit Electric, produced by the Anderson Carriage company from 1907 to 1939. They sold thousands of them (1914 was the high water mark with ~4,500 produced). Among the people who […]

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Until the modern day revival of electric vehicles like the Teslas, Nissan’s Leaf or the Chevy Volt, the best selling electric car ever was the Detroit Electric, produced by the Anderson Carriage company from 1907 to 1939. They sold thousands of them (1914 was the high water mark with ~4,500 produced). Among the people who […]

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Plus ça Charge, Plus c’est la Même Chose Pt. 3: Tesla’s Supercharging Stations http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/plus-ca-charge-plus-cest-la-meme-chose-pt-3-teslas-supercharging-stations/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/plus-ca-charge-plus-cest-la-meme-chose-pt-3-teslas-supercharging-stations/#comments Wed, 26 Sep 2012 15:16:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=461612 A few months ago, BMW announced that it was throttling back (or should that be rheostating back?) on it’s “i” branded EV program, in part due to a lack of public charging station infrastructure. A company that sells as many gasoline and diesel powered cars as BMW does can afford to temper its enthusiasm for […]

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A few months ago, BMW announced that it was throttling back (or should that be rheostating back?) on it’s “i” branded EV program, in part due to a lack of public charging station infrastructure. A company that sells as many gasoline and diesel powered cars as BMW does can afford to temper its enthusiasm for […]

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