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Shock, Surprise: Startup Detroit Electric Won't Build In Detroit After All

Shock, Surprise: Startup Detroit Electric Won't Build In Detroit After All

In the world of startup electric car automakers, things don't always go to plan. With the best will in the world, release dates get pushed back, prices go up and initial promises fade away as if they were never made. It may not come as much of a surprise then to learn that Detroit Electric, a small... read more

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Electric Vehicle Association ad, 1912

99 Years Later, Electric Car 'Sociability Run' Honored In DC

This is a momentous year for electric car fans: the 99th anniversary of Washington, D.C.'s historic Electric Sociability Run of 1914. To commemorate that event, enthusiasts... read more May 1, 2013 by  0


 
2013 Detroit Electric SP:01

Detroit Electric SP:01 - The New Tesla Roadster?

The Detroit Electric SP:01 you see above was teased last month, but readers will note its similarity to the British Lotus Elise sports car--albeit one with electric power... read more April 4, 2013 by  6


 
Detroit Electric all-electric two-seat sports car teaser photo, March 2013

All-Electric Sports Car Coming Next Month From Detroit Startup?

Tesla did it, Mercedes-Benz is doing it, so why can't a Detroit company do it too? In this case, "it" is building a pricey, limited-production, two-seat all-electric sports... read more March 19, 2013 by  10


 
Volkswagen e-Bugster Concept electric car, 2012 Detroit Auto Show

VW e-Bugster Electric Concept Live Gallery: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

There’s something special about the Volkswagen Beetle -- or VW Bug to use its more colloquial name -- that makes us think of a car that is inherently friendly to the... read more January 12, 2012 by  3


 
1914 Detroit Electric car, owned by GE scientist Charles Steinmetz, Schenectady, NY, June 2011

1914 Detroit Electric: Pretty Spry For A Century Old (Video)

For decades, old electric cars--those built from the 1890s to 1930 or so, when the last remnants of the industry died out--were nothing more than oddities. Tall, imposing... read more June 20, 2011 by  2


 
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