Detroit Electric Plans All-Electric Sedan And SUV After Electric Roadster

AUG 23 2016 BY MARK KANE 7

Detroit Electric SP:01

Detroit Electric SP:01

Detroit Electric after the launch of its first all-electric car, the SP:01, hints at new models – both a sedan and SUV.

The SP:01 is said to have launched retail production, but we are not sure how things are with sales, as the company isn’t saying much…but we assume not that great, and this announcement maybe more or a way to try and raise more captial.

The electric sedan (of Audi A6 size) is to be launched in 2019, followed by SUV based on the same platform. Production goal stands at 50,000-60,000 annually.

As Electrek who pointed out the rb article states, it feels alot like Tesla’s roadmap – and we’d have to agree.  In fact, it appears to be a near perfect copy:  Roadster based on Lotus platform, then the Model S sedan followed by the Model X SUV.

Although Detroit Electric’s CEO Albert Lam encourages differently, “We’re not trying to follow Tesla“.

Well, Tesla sold some 2,500 Roadsters and then attracted a pile of money to begin production of the Model S.  So, it will be interesting to see how Detroit Electric intends to introduce its electric sedan at the beginning of 2019, as clearly the company doesn’t have the cache of its California mentor.

source: via electrek

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They should really push the limits of this “Detroit” Electric charade. Maybe name the models Freedom and Liberty… or Lincoln and Washington.

It often comes down to marketing, doesn’t it? Or, more accurately, to perception…brand image…

Let me guess, next is: self driving, a lower cost platform, and a pickup truck?

I really wish someone out there would give Tesla a Little Competition!…But It ain’t happnin…

Not a “Near perfect copy”.

Its an Exige, not an Elise. They don’t look remotely alike.

I suspect they also left the Lotus perfected ancillaries alone.

You can even get a transmission if you want one. Unfortunately, the battery is smaller, but the car is larger.

Sedan sales are shrinking rapidly, better they launch a Crossover and start selling in higher numbers.

Still they are not selling any cars, there is no price info in their website.

There is little reason for someone to buy this car unless they collect rare cars from failed automotive start ups. They are going to release a sedan in 2019? Great, there will only be ten other electric sedans for sale in 2019, including the Model S which they will never come close to being comparable to. And oh look, they seem to not have a factory or any reasonable expectation of getting enough batteries to produce the 50,000 cars they are talking about making annually. What billionaire is financing Detroit Electric again?

How does one go about starting a Detroit Electric death watch?