Detroit Electric has postponed SP:01 production again because the American automaker wasn't able to reach an agreement for a manufacturing facility in Wayne County.

Detroit Electric has postponed SP:01 production again because the American automaker wasn't able to reach an agreement for a manufacturing facility in Wayne County.

In an e-mail sent to The Detroit News, Detroit Electric's North American president Don Graunstadt said the firm hasn't finalized yet a lease or purchase agreement at the facility in Plymouth, Wayne County. Initial plans were to kick off manufacturing this month and reach an annual production of around 2,500 cars built by more than 100 employees.

As a reminder, the SP:01 rides on a Lotus Exige platform and comes with a mid-mounted electric motor generating 201 bhp (150 kW) and 225 Nm (166 lb-ft). On a single charge it can travel for up to 190 miles (306 km) thanks to its 37 kWh battery which can be fully recharged in 4.3 hours. Detroit Electric says the car will do 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 3.7 seconds before hitting a top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).

If production will eventually commence, Detroit Electric will ask 135,000 USD for the SP:01.

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