Hot on the heels of another production delay, Detroit Electric has announced plans to build their SP:01 in Holland later this year.
Details are limited but the decision reportedly stems from the inability to secure a U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Certification and the failure to reach an agreement for a manufacturing facility in Wayne County, Michigan.
Despite the decision to build cars in Europe, Detroit Electric CEO Albert Lam said "Our commitment to the city of Detroit, the state of Michigan and the United States is as strong as it ever was. While there have been some delays in our plan to start production in Detroit, many vehicle programs experience some form of delay."
As we have previously reported, the SP:01 is based on the Lotus Exige and features a mid-mounted electric motor that produces 201 bhp (150 kW) and 166 lb-ft (225 Nm) of torque. It enables the model to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 3.7 seconds and hit a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).