28 Feb '16, 7am

First Detroit Electric SP:01 Sold to Chinese Jowett Motors

First Detroit Electric SP:01 Sold to Chinese Jowett Motors

The first production-specification Detroit Electric sports car has rolled off the UK assembly line and has been exported to China. The first Detroit Electric SP:01 pure electric vehicle was handed over to company’s new importer for China, Jowett Motors (Asia) Ltd, in a ceremony at the company’s main assembly plant in Leamington Spa, UK. The white SP:01 was presented to Dr Richard Lee, Chairman of Jowett Motors, by Detroit Electric Head of Engineering, Ben Boycott. It will be used as a demonstrator vehicle to fulfil a stream of enquiries from prospective customers that followed the appointment of Jowett Motors last April and the appearance of the SP:01 at Auto Shanghai 2015. This handover of the first SP:01 marks major step forward in Detroit Electric’s expansion and investment in the Asian region, where the company hopes soon to announce the appointment of a distributor fo...

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