Detroit Electric

1917 Detroit Electric Vs 2014 BMW i3: A Century Of Electric Cars

1917 Detroit Electric Vs 2014 BMW i3: A Century Of Electric Cars

What a difference a century makes, more or less. The 1917 Detroit Electric Model 68 in these photos was painstakingly restored over a period of years by owner Donald Davidson, who is only the car's third owner in 98 years. It's shown with Electric Auto Association board member Chris Neff's 2014 BMW... read more

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2013 Detroit Electric SP:01

Detroit Electric To Build Electric Sports Cars In...Holland ?!?!?

Detroit Electric's first sports car will be a little less Detroit than first intended, it seems. The company has announced that the first of its SP:01 electric sports cars... read more September 7, 2013 by 

2013 Detroit Electric SP:01

Detroit Electric Sports Cars Delayed Over Factory Deal

Detroit Electric, which earlier this year unveiled an electric sports car designed to rival vehicles like the Tesla Roadster, was set to produce its first car this month... read more August 26, 2013 by 

2013 Detroit Electric SP:01

Delays At Detroit Electric Postpone Electric Sports Car By A Month

Forgive the cynicism, but color us not all that surprised at the news that startup automaker Detroit Electric is postponing production of its SP:01 electric sports car by "at... read more June 2, 2013 by  5

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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