Detroit Electric to reveal future model development plans at LCV2017

·        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


Leamington Spa, UK, 31 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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Instagram hack targets celebrities

News has surfaced that a serious vulnerability has been discovered within social media giant Instagram which has revealed a number of stars phone numbers and email addresses to cyber-attackers.


Commenting on the news is Dean Ferrando, Systems Engineering Manager (EMEA) at Tripwire, who said:


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381 new species discovered in the Amazon


WWF demands action to protect world’s largest tropical forest  

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  • Rate of discovery in the Amazon has increased, with a species being found every other day

  • WWF is demanding urgent action to protect the forest following the Brazil president abolishing an Amazonian reserve the size of Switzerland

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Breakthrough points way to more compact engines; Germany to fund LNG projects

Kobe Steel breakthrough points way to more compact engines
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection selects Rockwell Collins’ ARINC Border Management Solutions to enhance security and improve passenger processing

The ARINC Border Management Solution will allow U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials to use Advance Passenger Information and Passenger Name Record data from worldwide airlines for enhanced management, control and protection of the nation’s borders

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