Advertisement

Detroit Electric to Introduce $25,000 Electric Sedan Next Year


Detroit Electric e63

Detroit Electric e63

Enlarge Photo

Detroit Electric recently partnered with Malaysian company Proton Holdings in a joint venture with the intent of producing an all electric vehicle.  Detroit Electric would provide the means of propulsion, while Proton Holdings would supply a working chassis from a production vehicle.

Additional details regarding the specifics of the vehicle have been released.  Detroit Electric will use existing Proton models, the Proton Persona and the Proton GEN2, to retrofit with an electric package and plans to offer the electric vehicle early next year as the Detroit Electric e63 and e46.

The first vehicle will be a compact sedan and is expected to be sold at a price between $24,000 and $26,000.  It will have a range of 110 miles for the base version.  Uprated versions have additional battery capacity for $4,000 to $6,000 above the base price and will have a range of 200 miles.  The vehicle is powered by a lithium polymer battery pack.  Detroit Electric plans to add a hatchback model to the lineup later on.

Initially, the vehicle will be available in the U.S., Europe, and China.   Volume is expected at 40,000 units initially with the possibility of increasing to 100,000 units per year.  The car is expected to hit showrooms in the first or second quarter of 2010.

Source:  Paultan.org

Posted in:
Advertisement
 
Follow Us

 

Have an opinion?

  • Posting indicates you have read this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use
  • Notify me when there are more comments
Comments (2)
  1. "Leno"

    I recall an interview with Jay Leno at his extensive car collection / garage over a year ago in which he was trying to bring back Detroit Electric (a great name from the earliest days of the automobile). Is there any Leno connection to this project?
     
    Post Reply
    Vote
    Bad stuff?

  2. "Leno Reply"

    There is no Leno connection as far as I know. Detroit Electric is no longer even an American company. Funny they would keep the name, but leave this country entirely.
     
    Post Reply
    Vote
    Bad stuff?

 

Have an opinion? Join the conversation!

Advertisement
Advertisement

Find Green Cars

Go!

Advertisement

 
© 2014 Green Car Reports. All Rights Reserved. Green Car Reports is published by High Gear Media. Send us feedback. Stock photography by izmo, Inc.