Detroit Electric announces 2014 SP:01 Electric Car

2014 Detroit Electric SP 01 3 Detroit Electric announces 2014 SP:01 Electric Car

2014 Detroit Electric SP 01 6 Detroit Electric announces 2014 SP:01 Electric Car

2014 Detroit Electric SP 01 15 Detroit Electric announces 2014 SP:01 Electric Car

Detroit Electric, as per the announcement made last month, launched the SP: 01 electric sports car. The production of the car is expected to kick start this August. This is a two seater electric car that is based on the Lotus Exige chassis design. The production will be limited to 999 units, each unit priced at 135,000 USD. So, this is certainly not a cheap car, and it is limited edition as well- all of this just adds to the appeal of the car.

For the price of 135,000 USD, you will be getting a mid- mounted electric motor, a light weight battery, carbon fiber exterior body panels, etc. The styling of the car, as already mentioned, is highly influenced by the Lotus Exige- only the doors, mirror stalks and the windshield design is separate. The engine is not weak either- it is an engine befitting for a sports car. It can generate around 201 bhp of power and 225 Nm of torque, which is stunning for an electric car. According to Detroit Electric, the SP:01 is the “wold’s fastest pure electric” car. There is no disputing that, for the car can go from 0-100 in just 3.7 seconds and can reach up to 249 kmph without any engine troubles. The car’s engine comes mated with a 4 speed manual transmission gearbox, and there is an option of getting a two speed automatic transmission gearbox (not included in the price of the car). The car takes 4.3 hours to charge completely.

The best part about the car is the fact that it has a bi directional power discharge system that can actually turn the car into an energy unit that can be used to power houses! That is not just energy efficient, but it is quite an attractive selling point. The car might be expensive, but it is certainly worth the money!

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