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The first model signed by Detroit Electric, after the company’s revival, will be officially presented to the public during the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show, on the 20th of April.

If you’re not into the car industry and you’re younger than 70-80 years old, than chances are you’ve probably never heard of Detroit Electric, an American carmaker, which was a subsidiary of Anderson Electric Car Company, based in Detroit, Michigan. As strange as it may seem, the company used to produce electric cars between 1907 and 1939, and now Detroit Electric is ready to enter the world stage again.

“We are proud to become the fourth car manufacturer born out of Detroit, and the first to manufacture a pure electric sports car from Michigan. We are committed to doing our part for this great revival of Detroit through innovation, entrepreneurship and determination – what we like to call ‘Detroit 2.0’. Our investors and management team are thankful to the State of Michigan for the help provided in allowing Detroit Electric to carry on the legacy that began in Michigan so many years ago”, said the company’s CEO, Don Graunstadt.

Detroit Electric will first pull the wraps off its first concept car early next month, in Detroit, and right after that, the model will be brought to the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show. Additional details on the company and on its first creation will be announced in April.