Detroit Electric has announced plans to delay production of their SP:01 by at least a month.

Detroit Electric has announced plans to delay production of their SP:01 by at least a month.

Detroit Electric North America CEO Don Graunstadt told the Detroit News the delay is related to prolonged negotiations about renting space in a Plymouth Township, Michigan facility. Despite the problems, Graunstadt said the company is "moving forward" and hopes to begin production in September.

As we have previously reported, the SP:01 is based on the Lotus Exige and is slated to use a mid-mounted electric motor that develops 201 bhp (150 kW) and 166 lb-ft (225 Nm) of torque. This will enable the model to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 3.7 seconds, hit a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph) and travel approximately 190 miles (306 km) on a single charge. When the 37 kWh battery is depleted, it can be fully recharged in about 4.3 hours.

Be part of something big