World’s fastest electric car- Detroit Electric SP:01 debuts at Shanghai Motor Show

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In a world where electric cars are substituted as cleaner and cheaper modes of transportation, Detroit Electric has unveiled the world’s fastest production electric car- the Detroit Electric SP:01 at the Shanghai Motor Show.

Detroit Electric SP01

Powered by a 201 bhp air cooled electric motor producing 225 nm of twisting force, the Lotus Elise based SP:01 weighs only 1068 kgs thanks to complete carbon fibre construction on a light weight aluminium frame. This power to weight ratio helps the 2 seater SP:01 propel from 0-100 kph in 3.7 seconds- (similar to the V8 720 bhp G Power BMW M3 SK-III) and a top speed of 249 kph.

Power is provided by two 37 kWh lithium-polymer batteries enabling a range of 307 kms under sane driving conditions with a full recharge time of 4 hours 30 minutes. A performance tuned suspension, steering and regenerative braking systems are claimed to give the SP:01 a “class leading” ride and handling. Other features include leather seats, Smartphone Application Managed Infotainment System and carbon fibre trimmed interior, climate control and vehicle telematics to keep the driver informed of the charge and range.

Detroit Electric SP01-1

Speaking on the unveiling Albert Lam, Detroit Electric’s Chairman and Group CEO said “The SP:01 will be exclusive, luxurious and technologically advanced. It is a milestone in the history of the Detroit Electric brand, but also a significant development for the international EV sector. The car will allow us to demonstrate to the world our ability to build an exciting and innovative product, one that displays outstanding performance coupled with strong green credentials, and which delivers an exhilarating driving experience.”

Priced at US$ 200,000, Detroit Electric states that they have already received 35 orders for the SP:01. And yeah, it comes with bi-directional charge and discharge system to help you power your home if needed.

Image credits: Gizmag

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  • marc says:

    anyone can build speed. 901 hp, 0-100kms in 6.5 nanoseconds and a top speed of 320 metres per second.
    GIVE US AN ELECTRIC WITH 300 KMS OF USABLE RANGE! like 65kw motor, 0-100 in 15 seconds, top speed below 150 kms and 300 kms range in the real world!