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Detroit Electric releases sketch of 3 planned EVs

A whole lot of Chinese money has gotten the ball rolling

The startup is reinvigorated with $1.8 billion in Chinese money.

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Chinese investor's $1.8B breathes new life into Detroit Electric

The company's next EV will be an SUV for 2018.

It's back, again.

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Detroit Electric sells first SP:01 to Chinese distributor

Sports EV manufacturer sets its sights on Japan next.

After years of uncertainty, the revived brand sells its first electric sports car to its Chinese importer, Jowett Motors.

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Here's what Jay Leno will be working on in 2016

Jay Leno shows a few of his 2016 projects, including a 1914 Detroit Electric with a modern powertrain and a ratty Porsche 911.

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Detroit Electric is now building and selling cars

The First Production SP:01 Has Rolled Off The Line

Detroit Electric has been promising vehicle production for some years now. With its first Lotus-based SP:01 rolling off its UK factory floor, it can now claim Job One.

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Leno shows off his current project cars

Including A Sweet Volvo Wagon Restomod

Jay Leno takes viewers on a tour of his garage to check out some of his ongoing projects. Just some of them include a Volvo wagon restomod, Mercedes-Benz transporter replica, and an unfinished hot rod.

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Detroit Electric reveals SP:01 EV in production spec

Detroit Electric, the latest startup looking to make an electric roadster based on the Lotus Elise has revealed the final design, inside and out, of its upcoming SP:01 sports car.

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Detroit Electric shows new fastback style for SP:01

There's been a proud history of basing electric sports cars off of the Lotus Elise. Its lightweight architecture has formed the basis for the original Tesla Roadster, the PG Elektrus, the Noah Joseph

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Detroit Electric will deliver 300 EVs to Jeju Island, South Korea

Part Of A Big V2X Test

Despite once-grand plans to have its spiritual successor to the Tesla Roadster – and other electric vehicles – on US roads by the end of 2014, Detroit Electric still hasn't delivered Job One. That might change with a new deal just announced with Jeju Island in

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Detroit Electric is actually active in Detroit

There's Some Life In The Fisher Building

Here's some news that will make the urban scavengers sifting through the ruins of the Motor City a little disappointed. Detroit Electric, the slow-moving electric-vehicle maker basing their wares off of a couple of Lotus models is employing people in Detroit. And some local vehicle production may follow.

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Detroit Electric SP:01 electric Lotus project not dead yet

Detroit Electric is still on board to produce the Lotus Exige-based SP:01 electric sports car, which has been John Beltz Snyder

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Detroit Electric moves production plan from Detroit to Holland [UPDATE]

UPDATE: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that this was the first time Detroit Electric had announced plans to build cars in Holland. This plan was first announced last August.

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Detroit Electric moving SP:01 EV production to Holland

The plans that the revived Detroit Electric company made headlines with when it announced the all-electric SP:01 sports car were, at best, optimistic. To go from concept to starting production in half a year was always a going to be a challenging proposition, so we were hardly surprised when it was recently discovered tha

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Detroit Electric SP:01 production plans delayed again

The revival of Detroit Electric and the imminent arrival of its first vehicle, the SP:01 sports car, have us hooked, not because the EV is the most innovative design around (based on the Lotus Exige, it's strikingly similar to Tesla's discontinued Lotus-based Damon Lowney

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Concours d'Elegance of America gets first-ever EV display

A concours d'elegance (French for "parade of elegance") is a high-zoot, high-buck display of mostly pristine historic and collectible automobiles, most of them unaffordable to most of us. Probably the best known such events in the US are the nose-in-the-air Pebble Beach Concours in Monterey, CA, the younger, fresher Amelia Island Concours no

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Detroit Electric SP:01 launch delayed by at least a month

Startup EV-maker Detroit Electric is having a little trouble getting out of the gate, according to a report in The Detroit News. The (obviously) Detroit-based automaker says production of its

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Detroit Electric, Geely announce strategic partnership for electric vehicles

The revived Detroit Electric company will be partnering with China's

Detroit Electric Partners With Geely On EVs For The Chinese Market

On the heels of the international debut of their SP:01 EV roadster at the Shanghai Motor Show, Detroit Electric has delivered more news out of China. The recently relaunched electric vehicle company announced today a partnership with Chinese automaker Geely to co-develop

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Autoblog Podcast #328

Autoblog long-term garage update, Fisker, Mini possibly dropping models, Detroit Electric, BMW X4

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