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    Official: Detroit Electric will deliver 300 EVs to Jeju Island, South Korea
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    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 South Korea. Sure, ...

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    Report: Detroit Electric is actually active in Detroit
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    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 ...

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    Official: 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 delayed more than once already. According to the carmaker, the SP:01 prototype is currently undergoing testing at a facility in Europe, as we can see in the above photo provided by ...

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    Report: 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 ...

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    Exclusive: 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, ...

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    Official: Detroit Electric returns with 100% electric sports car teaser

    Now here's an old story. Back in 2008, Zap revived the Detroit Electric name, a name that had cachet for building and selling around 13,000 electric vehicles in the early 20th Century. But, in 2009, after losing the Zap connection, the Detroit Electric revival kind of faded away, at least in ...

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    Detroit Electric to top Mitsubishi in 2010 electric car Singapore showdown?

    During last weekend's Plug-in Singapore 2009 conference, it was revealed that the country may see electric car companies battle for their hearts and wallets of its citizens next year. Mitsubishi announced that it will be sending 50 of its i-MiEVs to the island city-state in 2011 to begin a ...

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    Detroit Electric update: can the all-electric car with no connection to Detroit succeed?

    A mix of good and bad news about the Detroit Electric revival story. The good news is that the brand remains alive and sending messages of solid partnership between Malaysian company Proton and European investors. Automotive News believes that the brand would have a large following among European ...

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    Detroit Electric looking for 150 U.S. dealers

    The revived Detroit Electric brand is getting its ducks in a row to perform that rare act of building and selling highway speed electric vehicles in the U.S. According to AllCarsElectric (which sources the subscription-only Ward's Auto), Detroit Electric has already gotten "several" dealer requests ...

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    Detroit Electric signs deal with Proton, plans 2 new electric cars

    Last September, the revived Detroit Electric brand announced in Malaysia that it planned to produce a new line of electric vehicles by the end of 2009. At the time, nothing was official, but the electric cars on display were based on the guts of Proton Savvy and Persona sedans, leading us to wonder ...

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    ECE delivers first electric VW Golf, 199 more to go

    The guys over at Electric Cars Europe (ECE) have finished the gas-to-electric conversion of the first of 200 Volkswagen Golfs they've been tasked to prepare for the Dutch energy supplier, ENEXIS (formerly known as Essent). The fleet, once it's built converted, is to be used in the testing of the ...

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    Detroit Electric to launch Tesla-beater in June?

    Ever since that Malaysian press melée in September there haven't been any perceptible noises emanating from the resurrected Detroit Electric. Perhaps former Lotus CEO Albert Lam and friends have their noses to the grindstone getting product ready their announced end-of-2009 production run. ...

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    Detroit Electric goes Dutch with Europe Electric cars and Proton

    After showing practically no signs of life since being revived in a joint venture between Zap! and Youngman Automotive Group last February and officially striking out on its own less than a week ago, Detroit Electric has emerged, in Malaysia, as a Dutch company with $300 million in backing and a ...

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    Kentucky governor allows LSVs in hopes of luring ZAP! Alias factory

    We recently told you about the Kentucky Senate side-show in which Democrats and Republicans both tried to get legislation started that would make it legal for low-speed vehicles (LSVs) to drive on some roads in the bluegrass state. Now, Governor Steve Beshear has stepped in and signed an executive ...

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    Detroit Electric to aid Proton get powered by electrons

    The Malaysian government has given the green light to national car maker Proton to begin "in-depth validation and testing" of electric cars. The announcement came after the Cabinet Committee on Inflation received a briefing on the role e-cars can have in reducing the consumption of petrol and ...

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    VIDEO: Dutch firms begin flood of electric cars with converted Lotus Elises

    A consortium of Dutch companies under the banner of Electric Cars Europe have decided a little collaboration is in order to help speed up the implementation of electric cars in the Netherlands. With a vision of seeing 26 per cent of Dutch cars powered by electrons by 2025, the consortium's plan has ...

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    Number 20: Top 20 most exciting green cars we wish we could buy today: Anything from ZAP

    ZAP has proven to be an excellent company when it comes to issuing press releases. They have also offered some nice products in the past, like the Zappy line of scooters. For some, the Xebra (see gallery below) fits their needs quite nicely, and for those people, ZAP is a fine company. For the rest ...

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    eBay find of the day: non-electric Detroit Electric

    Click on the image for more shotsHere we have an electric car which is not an electric car. When the current owner got the car, is was stripped of its motor, batteries and other assorted bits. For that reason, in went a Ford 2.8 liter V6, meaning that the vehicle you see here is a Detroit Electric ...

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    Winding Road shows us James Cousens' electric car collection

    I truly enjoyed reading this article on Winding Road about the largest existing collection of early electric cars in existence. The owner of the vehicles is James Cousens, and he is a true aficionado of the genre. The early market for electric cars was primarily for women married to well-to-do ...


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