Detroit Electric Already Planning Hatchback, Sedan Variants

It was, literally, only yesterday that Detroit Electric made its triumphant return with the introduction of the Lotus-based SP:01 sportscar. Aka, the fastest electric-production sportscar in the world. Now, as the company looks toward a bigger and brighter future, chairman Albert Lam, and CEO, Don Graundstadt, told reporters at the release party that plans of a sedan and hatchback are already in the works for 2014. And even better, the vehicles will be built with "everyday practical usage" in mind and would be priced somewhere between $30- and $35,000; far less than the $135K price tag on the SP:01. PHOTOS: See more of the 2014 Detroit Electric SP:01 While Detroit Electric has yet to give full details on either one of the new vehicles, they do say that each will have both a short-range and long-range battery options and will be sold through a network of existing dealerships throughout the U.S. Along with the initial 999 units of the SP:01, Detroit Electric hopes to sell at minimum 10,000 vehicles by 2014, even reaching as far to say 40,000. We like what we hear. Source: Autoblog

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