Detroit Electric SP:01 Production Delayed; to Start Only in September

June 4, 2013 / No Comments

What on earth has happened to Detroit Electric, of late? The electric car maker seems to be stuck in a pit for some reasons. The Detroit-based automaker says production of its SP:01 sports car will be delayed by at least a month. The reason is being attributed to problems with securing a manufacturing facility.

detroit electric car Detroit Electric SP:01 Production Delayed; to Start Only in September

It was almost confirmed by the Detroit Electric executives, when the SP:01 debuted in early April, that a facility in the metro Detroit area would be used to produce the SP:01.

But now, the Detroit News reports that the company is at present holding talks for a partially occupied space in Plymouth Township and it hopes that a green signal will be seen soon.

The production unit is expected to start running from September with an annual production capacity of 2,500 units. More than 100 new employees will be appointed.

Detroit, lumpsum funded by private investors, also plans to launch a sedan and a hatchback model in the years to come in partnership with China’s Geely.  Let’s wait for an official announcement on the launch.