Detroit Electric Headed to Holland, Production Beginning This Year

Detroit Electric made a ripple last year in the EV kiddie pool when it announced an electric roadster. Its roadster – which looked an awful lot like the Tesla Roadster — was based on a Lotus, came with an electric motor and even had a manual transmission. All the pieces seemed well in place. But as we found out recently in a report from The Detroit Bureau, the all-American Detroit Electric actually won’t be producing its EV in the Motor City anytime soon. Actually, they aren't even building their SP:01 roadster in America. Nope– try Holland. PHOTOS: See More of the 2014 Detroit Electric SP:01
Detroit Electric Headed to Holland, Production Beginning This Year
Needing a massive cash flow to begin production in a Detroit facility, Detroit Electric has taken its venture overseas to cut production costs. This will bring the SP:01 to the streets sometime later in the year. The good news is, Holland Detroit Electric isn’t planning on staying overseas for long. Betting on its EV roadster to be a success, the brand hopes to move production back to Detroit for its second vehicle (likely a hatchback or SUV) within the next few years. RELATED: See Photos of the 2011 Tesla Roadster 2.5
Detroit Electric Headed to Holland, Production Beginning This Year
Let’s just hope this team has enough power to shock the auto world. I’ll be here all week. Tip your waitress.

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