Perhaps Clint Eastwood’s “Halftime in America” soliloquy wasn’t far off from the truth, especially that bit about Detroit getting back on its feet. Further indications of this rebirth come in the form of news from Detroit Electric, who has relaunched to bring consumers a revolution in electric car performance. The Detroit Electric SP:01 boasts a powerful 200bhp electric engine, is capable of reaching a top speed around 155 mph, and can travel approximately 180 miles on four hours of charge time. The car’s sleek design may stem from new ownership of Detroit Electric, which went defunct in 1936, only to be relaunched in 2008 by Albert Lam – the former CEO of Lotus Engineering Group. With such competitive stats under the hood, a refined aesthetic that gives traditional sports cars a run for their money, and relatively low cost of maintenance, could the Detroit Electric truly be the next chapter for automobile travel? Only time will tell when the SP:01 is due hits showrooms in August, going with a price tag around $135,000 USD.
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