Detroit Electric to reveal future model development plans at LCV2017

Detroit Electric Showroom
  • EV manufacturer will make debut at UK’s leading low carbon vehicle event
  • British-based company will share future model plans
  • Attendance is start of major recruitment strategy for EV engineering talent
  • Staffing drive is enabled by US$1.8 billion dollar joint venture deal

Source: Detroit Electric

Leamington Spa, UK, 30 August 2017. UK-based electric vehicle start-up, Detroit Electric, will outline its future product plans during its first ever appearance at Cenex’s Low Carbon Vehicles (LCV) 2017 event on 6 and 7 September at Millbrook in Bedfordshire.

The brand will share its plans to launch a range of pure electric passenger vehicles in the coming years, a strategy that has been enabled following a recent injection of US$1.8 billion in capital from a joint venture agreement. To help fulfil this strategy, Detroit Electric is in the midst of a major recruitment drive, with between 150 and 200 posts to fill by next spring.

Chief Technical Officer and Company Director Richie Frost, explains:

“Having secured the solid financial foundation to embark on our business plan, we’re now building up our team to enable us to deliver our ambitious vehicle engineering programmes.

“This represents an opportunity to be a major part of an incredibly exciting, fast-moving company, as we begin the most exciting EV development projects in the UK. I think that differentiates us from other employers,” concludes Frost. “We’re looking forward to having a chance to meet some of UK’s most talented engineers in this field expected at Cenex and to share these exciting future plans with them.”

To deliver the rest of this business plan, the company will invest significantly to expand its engineering and manufacturing centre in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, to create a state-of-the art R&D facility, alongside its engineering hub in China.

LCV2017 show visitors can visit Detroit Electric and meet its CTO, Richie Frost, and other senior managers and engineers on stand C3-600 in Hall 3.

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