The Dernogalizer

April 4, 2009

Electric Sedan for $23,000

Filed under: energy — Matt Dernoga @ 5:02 pm

It’s always fun to check out some of the new technologies coming out in the coming years which will generate economic growth and help reduce pollution at the same time.  I recently came across a press release from a UK company called Detroil Electric looking to mass produce an affordable all-electric sedan called the E63.  They’re planning on release two different versions of the E63, one which has a range of 111 miles, and another with a range of 200 miles.  The 111 range sedan will be available for between $23000-$26000, and the 200 range $28000-33000.   The company is planning to release the car in Europe and Asia in early 2010, and then in the US a few months later in 2010.  By 2012 they expect to sell more than 270,000 of these vehicles.  These cars are also going to have a pretty strong performance for their price and range, with a top speed of 111 mph, and able to go to 0-62 in less than 8 seconds.  Count me in!

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Notable excerpts:

By 2012, Detroit Electric plans to sell more than 270,000 Pure Electric Vehicles in Europe, UK, China and the United States. The vehicles will be priced between USD 23,000 and USD 26,000 for the city range model and between USD 28,000 and USD 33,000 for the extended range model. Styling changes will distinguish Detroit Electric’s vehicles from Proton’s existing line-up.”

Detroit Electric will be responsible for the homologation of the vehicles and for vehicle certification in the U.S. and European markets, where models are targeted to be sold in the first quarter of 2010 EU, UK, China and closely followed the US. Detroit Electric will assume all warranty and liabilities for the Electric Vehicles, while Proton will warranty the vehicle’s build and standard components.”

“Our target audience are those who purchase practical and affordable vehicles. This makes our products fit the pockets of a very wide audience – from professionals and executives, to mothers, students and small business owners.”

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