Detroit Electric has built the first production-spec SP:01 and delivered it to the company's Chinese distributor Jowett Motors. Handed over at a special ceremony in the United Kingdom, the white SP:01 was presented to Jowett Motors Chairman Dr Richard Lee by Detroit Electric Head of Engineering Ben Boycott. The model will now be shipped to China where it will serve as a demonstrator vehicle to help entice potential customers.

Detroit Electric has built the first production-spec SP:01 and delivered it to the company's Chinese distributor Jowett Motors.

Handed over at a special ceremony in the United Kingdom, the white SP:01 was presented to Jowett Motors Chairman Dr Richard Lee by Detroit Electric Head of Engineering Ben Boycott.  The model will now be shipped to China where it will serve as a demonstrator vehicle to help entice potential customers.

The SP:01 will go on sale in Asia and Europe shortly and the model is billed as the "world’s lightest and fastest two-seat pure-electric sports car."  It features a carbon fiber body and an electric motor that produces 281 horsepower.  This enables the car to accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour in 3.7 seconds before hitting a top speed of 155 mph.

In a statement, Detroit Electric CEO Albert Lam said “We are extremely proud to team up with Jowett Motors, a company that has an exceptional track record in the establishment and selling of exclusive, high performance sports cars in the Chinese market." Lam went on to say the company is gearing up for full-scale production and has plans to introduce a range of pure electric vehicles.

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Detroit Electric hands over first production SP:01