Spyker Announces Electric Car Plans

AUG 11 2015 BY MARK KANE 9

Volta Volaré GT4

Volta Volaré GT4

Spyker emerged from an 8-month-long restructuring after avoiding bankruptcy.

The small carmaker is now debt-free, but still needs cash injection to be able to get back in style.

What’s important for us is that after years of building ICE sports car, now Spyker intends to join the EV revolution.

There are no details of what or when, but according to Autocar, Spyker is merging with Volta Volaré, an electric aircraft company based in Portland, Oregon.

Volta Volaré is working on a luxury, performance electric aircraft GT4, which you can see here.

Spyker chief executive officer Victor Muller said:

“We have gone through a very rough patch during the past year, going from moratorium in early December 2014 to being declared bankrupt on 18 December, subsequently filing an appeal of that decision, winning that appeal on 22 January 2015 and returning to moratorium as a consequence.”

“After winning a long legal battle with just one creditor, we have now finally succeeded in exiting moratorium and we are back in business as a healthy, debt-free enterprise. In the coming weeks we will finalise the agreements with investors which were held up for over two months by the protracted litigation.”

“We look forward to a bright future for the company I founded 15 years ago and which is now set to build sensationally elegant and classy electric motor cars and electric planes for decades to come.”

Well, we will wait and see what appear on both ends  – Spyker and Volta Volaré.

Source: Autocar

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Do we need another electric sports car? What I’m waiting for is news such as: Subaru, Mazda and Mitsubishi are getting together to build a Gigafactory 2 and they’ll introduce 3 midsize all electric sedans and SUVs for $30k and 200 miles range with supercharger access , that would be some news…

And I still want that arcade machine, it was on top of my wish list, but my mom said santa could not fit it through the chimney…

And I guess a move was out of the question?

Actally I have heard of the Volta Volaré GT4.
I thought it would be 1 of 3 choices offered: All Electric, Plug In Hybrid, and one with a regular power plant.

Do we need another electric sports car? I would say definitely not. But I would also add that that’s what economics dictates we’ll get as the price of batteries, while moving in the right direction, still won’t allow companies to build and sell high volume cars. (And in this context I define “high volume” as a car model that sells at least 20,000 units/month in the US.) As I’ve pointed out before, I would love to see a detailed economic analysis of the cost additions and subtractions in moving from producing and selling a high-volume ICE to a BEV. Take a Civic, for example. If you convert it to a BEV, you tear out a LOT of hardware, including some very expensive parts, like the engine/transaxle, fuel system, exhaust system, etc. Then you add the BEV bits, which are dominated, cost-wise, by that big honkin’ battery. The net effect of those changes should result in a lower price for BEVs that we’re seeing right now, which is largely due to economies of scale and upwards price pressure created by gov’t incentives, I suspect. I think there’s a very good chance the big news this Fall will be the price of… Read more »

I hope Carlos Ghosen reads your comment, my 2012 Leaf lease ends December of this year.

Its a sports car, the concept of NEED does not apply here.

another electric sports car? How about we get one. The Tesla Roadster is discontinued. Detroit electric? LOL.

I don’t know of ANY electric sports cars that I can actually buy.

1000 ICE sports cars.

A dozen hybrid sports cars.

1 PHEV sports car.

1000 promised BEV sports cars.

Hear Hear. That’s the news I am waiting for. An affordable, long range, family EV.