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2013-04-25 12:21:34

SHANGHAI, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Geely Automobile Group, a prominent China-based global car manufacturer, and Detroit Electric Inc., a leading electric vehicle manufacturer, have announced at the Shanghai Motor Show that the two companies have entered into strategic partnership to co-develop pure electric vehicles and related electric drive systems for the Chinese market. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130425/DE01735) Under the terms of the partnership the first model...

2013-04-03 20:20:11

-- Limited-edition SP:01 two-seat electric sports car is unveiled in Detroit DETROIT, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Emissions-free motoring has a new high-performance champion following the unveiling today of Detroit Electric's SP:01, a limited-edition, two-seat pure-electric sports car that sets new standards for performance and handling in the electric vehicle (EV) segment. Boasting an impressive 155mph (249km/h) top speed and covering the 0-62mph (0-100km/h) sprint in a...

2013-03-19 12:20:23

DETROIT, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Electric vehicle company revitalizes iconic Detroit Electric brand New company headquarters in Detroit's iconic Fisher Building with production in Michigan, USA Plans to create 180 local jobs by the end of 2013 Limited-edition two-seat 100% electric sports car to be launched next month Diverse family of high-performance electric vehicles to follow New sports car showcases Detroit Electric's class-leading electric vehicle powertrain...

2010-04-21 03:00:00

BEIJING, April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ZAP (OTC Bulletin Board: ZAAP), the U.S. electric vehicle pioneer, today introduced its design and engineering expertise to the Chinese media and outlined production plans to bring all-electric vehicles to the Chinese market. The company is displaying its all-electric ZAP Taxi targeting the fleet market as well as its innovative all-electric Alias prototype sports car at the Beijing Motor Show. (Photo:...

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2009-03-31 15:05:00

Malaysia-based Proton Holdings Bhd. has agreed to a deal with Netherlands-based Detroit Electric Holdings Ltd. to create electric cars to be marketed in Europe and the United States. Detroit Electric has plans to sell more than 270,000 electric vehicles in the US, Europe and China by 2012. Syed Zainal Abidin Syed Mohamad Tahir, managing director of Proton told state media that the new deal is projected to increase revenue by 2 billion ringgit ($548 million) over the next four years. The...

2009-03-30 03:30:00

Detroit Electric to produce and market full line of innovative Pure Electric vehicles in US, UK, EU and China beginning 2010 KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, March 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Detroit Electric Holdings Ltd and PROTON Holdings Berhad today announced a strategic partnership to mass produce Pure Electric Vehicles. Detroit Electric will integrate its patented electric drive systems into the vehicles. Under the agreement, Detroit Electric will license two Proton vehicle platforms and...

2008-09-18 00:00:27

AT the dawn of the car era many years ago, entrepreneurs dabbling in the fledgling industry came to the crossroads. Along one path, manufacturers such as Henry Ford were developing petrol-driven cars. These early cars were noisy, smelly, inefficient beasts, spewing out clouds of black smoke, but they could travel long distances, and were easily refuelled. Down the other road were the electric cars - quiet and efficient. Some were fast too. In 1899, an electric car made history by being...

2008-09-18 00:00:27

By Arman Ahmad KUALA LUMPUR: A RM13.50 drive from here to Taiping? Based on current petrol prices the typical responses today might be "impossible" or "unimaginable". It costs a minimum of RM45 to make the 300km journey. But what if petrol is taken out of the equation and electricity is used instead? Proton is expected to place an electric car on the road by the end of next year in an effort to make car-ownership easier on the pocket amid rising fuel costs. On the cards is the...

2008-09-08 00:00:25

By Izwan Ismail RISING oil prices and advances in battery technology are refuelling interest in electric cars. Izwan Ismail recently buckled up Detroit Electric's electric car technology at Proton's Test Circuit in Shah Alam. Just imagine: Before going to sleep, you plug in a charger into your car. The next morning, the car's all charged up and ready for your drive to work. Too far-fetched a thought? Well, Dutch car manufacturer Detroit Electric is working towards making fully...

2008-09-02 06:00:21

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia, September 2 /PRNewswire/ -- - Detroit Electric in Search for Manufacturing Partners to Roll out Electric Cars by 2009 Detroit Electric is making a come back in a big way with plans to progressively roll out affordable electric vehicles worldwide by the end of 2009. The historic electric car brand held a regional media conference today to introduce electric car technology and unveil its business and manufacturing plans moving forward. As part of the Malaysian...