Detroit Electric has revealed its intention to release an all-electric sedan and an electric SUV in the coming years.
While speaking with Dutch publication rb.no, the company’s chief executive Albert Lam said that Detroit Electric is planning a significant expansion but says the company is not following what Tesla has already done.
The similarities between the two are obvious. Tesla’s first model was a small, electric convertible sports car based around the Lotus Elise and Detroit Electric’s SP:01 is also a small, electric sports car underpinned by a Lotus Elise.
Lam said that in 2019, the company will release an all-electric luxury sedan (a la Model S) which will then spawn an electric SUV with the same platform (a la Model X). Importantly, the executive revealed that these two models won’t have Lotus underpinnings and instead be developed in-house by Detroit Electric.
When the electric sedan and SUV reach the market, the company hopes to sell between 50,000 and 60,000 vehicles annually.