Saleen Automotive Confirms Electric Car Is in the Works


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    Saleen Automotive has an electric car in the pipeline. | December 03, 2013

Just the Facts:
  • Saleen Automotive confirmed it is developing an electric car for "eventual distribution and sale."
  • The high-performance vehicle manufacturer said more details will be available early next year with the public release of scale models of its new electric vehicle project.
  • "This vehicle will be revolutionary in its aesthetics and mechanics," said Steve Saleen, Saleen Automotive CEO.

CORONA, California — Saleen Automotive confirmed it is developing an electric car for "eventual distribution and sale."

The high-performance vehicle manufacturer said more details will be available early next year with the public release of scale models of its new electric vehicle project. It is the latest chapter in the comeback of Saleen, who reclaimed his brand name earlier this year and launched a public company, Saleen Automotive Inc.

"I'm not prepared to give all the details of our electric vehicle project yet but I can tell you that it is unlike anything currently in the marketplace," said Steve Saleen, Saleen Automotive CEO, in a statement on Tuesday. "Throw out your pre-conceived notions and expectations. This vehicle will be revolutionary in its aesthetics and mechanics."

He added: "We recognize that electric cars are a trend, not a fad, and expect this vehicle category to continue to increase as an automotive option for consumers."

Saleen, a former racecar driver, rose to fame in the Motor City by producing Ford's high-end GT and helping to build Chrysler's iconic Viper sports car.

Edmunds says: Steve Saleen has made a name with heritage models. Now he looks to the future.

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