Although Detroit Electric shares its name with the famous Michigan city, the automaker is reportedly going to kick off production of its new SP:01 electric car in Holland. Production of the SP:01 was expected to start this month at its plant in Plymouth, Michigan, but the U.S. certification process has delayed the plans.

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“We are Detroit Electric, not London Electric,” stated Albert Lam, Detroit Electric’s CEO. “Our commitment to the city of Detroit, the state of Michigan and the United States is as strong as it ever was. While there have been some delays in our plan to start production in Detroit, many vehicle programs experience some form of delay.”

Detroit Electric has not been able to secure Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Certification to start production in the U.S., hence the delay in producing cars “in house.” The automaker planned to produce up to 2,500 electric cars at its Plymouth factory.

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Via The Detroit News