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.
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.
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.
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