• SP:01

    Meet the world’s fastest pure-electric production car.The Detroit Electric SP:01 is a limited-edition, two-seat pure-electric sports car that sets new standards for performance and handling in electric vehicles.

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MEET THE SP:01

TheSP:01

Meet the world’s fastest pure-electric production car.

The Detroit Electric SP:01 is a limited-edition, two-seat pure-electric sports car that sets new standards for performance and handling in electric vehicles. Boasting an impressive 155 mph top speed and covering the 0-100kmh (0-62mph) sprint in a blistering 3.7 seconds, performance motoring has a new champion.

The rear-wheel-drive SP:01 features a compact, mid-mounted 200bhp electric motor, a lightweight, purpose-designed battery pack and all-new carbon-fibre bodywork. With a total weight of just 1,090 kg, the SP:01 has an excellent power-to-weight ratio - contributing to its superior performance, driving dynamics and class-leading handling.

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NB: Gallery images show the SP:01 carbon fibre roof (cost option). Standard roof per body colour.

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Features +
Specs

Dimensions & Weight
Overall length 3880mm
Overall width 1751mm
Height 1117mm
Wheelbase 2300mm
Weight 1090kg
Electric Motor Drive System
Type AC Asynchronous
Max power 150 kW
Max torque 225 Nm
Specific output kw/kg 3
Bi-directional capability V2G, V2H, V2V
Performance
0-100 km/h 3.7 secs
Top speed 155mph, 249km/h
Energy Consumption & Emissions
Energy consumption
EUDC 0.12 kW/km
FTP 0.11 kW/km
HAIZAM 0.15 kW/km
Range (calculated figures)
EUDC 288 km, 180 miles
FTP 300 km, 188 miles
HAIZAM 222 km, 139 miles
Emissions
Emissions Zero
Gearbox
Option 1 4 speed
Option 2 Optional 5th gear
Option 3 2 speed auto
Electronics
Inverter IGBT
Charger 18 kW max (car limited to 7.7 kW)
DC/DC convertor 100 A @ 13.5 V
Suspension
Front/rear Fully independent double wishbone
Dampers High performance gas dampers, front and rear
Coil spring Coaxial, front and rear
Braking System
Front AP Racing twin-piston front calipers
Rear Brembo single-piston sliding rear-calipers
Regenerative braking User adjustable
Battery
Energy capacity 37 kWh
Thermal management Conditioned air
Cell type Lithium Polymer
Battery mgmt. system Passive, Master/Slave topology
Charge time 4.3 hours @max charge rate
10.7 hours using EU standard outlet
Tyres
Front 195/50 R16
Rear 225/45 R17
Chassis/Body
Material Carbon fibre, composite
Structure Bonded aluminium tub
Front lights LED front daylight lamps
Rear lights LED rear lamps
Hard top Standard body colour
Cost option, lacquered carbon fibre
Soft top
Colours Electric Blue, Metallic Black, Lightning Silver, Pearl White, Ardent Red, Bronze Orange, Pearlescent Green
Interior
Dashboard
Leather colours Standard - black
Options - Blue, Red, Tan
Contrast stitching options Standard - body colour
All other colours - leather colour
Seats
Standard Black & carbon fibre leather, with body colour matching leather insert & contrast stitching
Options Leather to match dashboard and doors
Doors
Standard Black carbon fibre leather
Options Perforated leather to match dashboard and seats
Floor mats
Floor mat Black with embroidered logo
Seatbelt guides
Standard Leather matches body colour
Colour seats Trimmed in black leather
Centre console
Centre console Carbon fibre and aluminium
Exterior
Wheels
Size Front 16", rear 17"
Style options Pro Race 1.2 or 1.4 - black, silver & gold
Material Alloy
Accessories
Charging cables Public
Home
Puncture repair kit
Front crash system Composite crash structure
Air bags Driver and passenger
Anti-lock brakes
Electric stability control
Alarm/immobiliser
Pre-tensioning seat belts
Safety sound system
App OS Android (other OS capabilities to follow)
System features Unlock/Start
SatNav
Settings
Bi-directional control
Remote cabin climate control
Vehicle dashboard
Media centre
Vehicle locator
Pricing
Pure electric sports car Starting from $135,000
Warranty options
Standard vehicle warranty 3 years, 50,000 km or 30,000 miles
Additional battery warranty (cost option) 2 years, 30,000 km or 20,000 miles

Innovations

The unique SAMI infotainment system

The cabin of the SP:01 is packed with innovation. The jewel is our Smartphone Application Managed Infotainment system - ‘SAMI’. SP:01 is the first car to have such a management system. SAMI provides access to everything from the music player, satellite navigation and interior lighting to vehicle systems statuses such as battery level and range to recharge. SAMI even acts as a remote control via GSM - enabling users to locate the vehicle and operate the climate control system.

MORE THAN JUST A CAR

“We are committed to doing our part for this great revival of Detroit through innovation, entrepreneurship and determination”

Don Graunstadt, CEO.

“Our research engineers at Detroit Electric have taken steps to break the mould. SP:01 is more than just a car, it is a mobile energy unit - allowing the user to harness its stored battery energy to power not just the car but even an entire home. SP:01 is equipped with bi-directional charge and discharge capability, allowing it to release its stored electrical energy to power a home.”

Chairman & CEO of Detroit Electric, Mr. Albert Lam.

The SP:01’s bi-directional charge and discharge feature is made possible through the patented Detroit Electric home charging and power back-up unit, named ‘360-POWERBACK’.

This smart home charging and power back-up unit enables the SP:01’s battery to be charged at the rate of 8kWh (240V@32A). It can also detect any power failure on the grid and provide the option to the user - via SAMI (through the GSM network) - to instruct the vehicle to restore power to the home using its stored energy.

With Detroit Electric, your vehicle is no longer just a means of transport. It’s a revolution for the way you use energy.

360-
POWERBACK:
AN ELECTRIC REVOLUTION

Media

Detroit Electric is an iconic brand in the electric vehicle sector, an original innovator and pioneer that began life in 1906. Five years after the brand’s resurrection by CEO Albert Lam, the current is flowing in Detroit Electric's circuits once again.

The company's first commercial offering, the SP:01, delivers on Detroit Electric's mantra of 'Pure Electric Excitement', offering superior performance, driving dynamics and class-leading handling. The limited-edition SP:01 will herald a new family of all-electric production cars, including two other high-performance models that will enter production by the end of 2014.

CONTACT THE PRESS OFFICE

Detroit Electric’s SP:01 sports car will spearhead a diverse family of all-electric production cars, including two other high-performance models that are scheduled to enter production by end of 2014.

This DNA will be conducted to all Detroit Electric’s future sedans; all our cars will deliver pure electric excitement and exceptional performance within their class.

We are a company charged with a vision - to produce an electric vehicle that seamlessly integrates refined aesthetics, innovative technology and superior handling and performance.

Stay plugged in for updates on our forthcoming products.

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