Andrew Michler

All-Electric DeLorean Car To Hit the Streets in 2013!

by , 10/18/11

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The iconic DeLorean Motor Company has weathered a stormy past, but it’s coming back with a vengeance by introducing an electric version of it gull-winged masterpiece. The company just rolled out a prototype DMC-12 Ev at the DMC Texas Open House – and it’s a retro-future dream machine. While it doesn’t run on fusion power (yet) it still has some sweet performance statistics like a top speed of 125 mph driven by a 260 horsepower electric motor. Hang on tight, because the first production model is due out in 2013.

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Electric exotic cars are all the rage, as they’ve proven they can outperform their gas-powered rivals. The all-electric production DMC-12 is the latest EV to prove this trend, and it’s adding some real style to the mix. Lithium-ion batteries will energize the central rear-mounted motor, which is placed as low as possible to help the car hug the road. There’s no announcement on the vehicle’s range, but cost is projected to be in the $90-100K range. The interior looks to be wrapped in leather and it comes complete all the latest high-tech systems – a decidedly non-retro approach.

The relaunched DeLorean Motor Company (which has been restoring cars and just began building new stainless steel beauts) will collaborate with Epic EV to make this dream car possible.

+ DeLorean Motor Company

Via dvice and Autoblog

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13 Comments

  1. DeathofaGasGuzzler December 29, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Now THAT is what I’m talking about! I love this website and this story!!!

  2. elarue November 7, 2011 at 9:50 am

    Just make sure it doesn’t run on 1.21 gigawatts. ;-)

  3. djkenny November 1, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    I had a turbo 87 Chevy Sprint…just sold it still running excellent last week. Wish a fun fast reliable affordable car like that was produced… in electric. No ultra sports sedan or exotic.. just a a practical affordable light weight hot hatch one.

  4. RedHawk October 31, 2011 at 11:14 am

    I drove the Tesla roadster. The feeling of pushing that pedal with the attendant acceleration is indescribable. And the upcoming Tesla sedan looks incredible.
    I’m sure the new DeLorian will be the same. I think this is a great addition to the electric vehicle choices, even though the best looking and the best performing–driving,charging range–electrics are out of most budgets, especially now in this crappy economy.
    @mherrera1961~your car sounds good, but whenever I hear anyone talk about automotive design that should be out of the box I become very afraid of that meaning FUGLY. Even the Nissan leaf leaves much to be desired.
    Why do ALL economy type cars have to look horrible. Tesla proves that green does NOT equal FUGLY.
    I owned a 1988 Honda Civic CRX-HF. It was the most economical gas-powered car ever and cute as a button too. I loved that car and I never understood why Honda would stop producing a vehicle that could regularly get up to 40 mpg. I got 54 mpg on a trip one time and was beyond thrilled!

  5. mherrera1961 October 28, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    There is nothing innovative or new about the DeLorean. It is still a petrol design with an electric motor stuck in it just like every other electric car on the market today. You have to change the way you think about automotive design which is out of the box. I am involved with a company that is building such a car. There will be nothing like it on the market. It will take 15 min to charge, the electric motor products 1,000 foot pounds of torque which equates to 300 hp. The range per charge will be 300 miles. The consumer cost will be $25,000 fully loaded. We have our reasons for not advertizing or putting pictures all over the net. When we are ready to bring our electric car to the market, we will hit the ground running.

  6. lxtbattery lxtbattery October 27, 2011 at 4:11 am

    bad news, good news.
    hard to say.

  7. 12345 October 19, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    Yes, of course electric cars outperform gas cars, and these touchy gas and petrol heads know it, hence their over reaction. In the real world acceleration is what matters, and electric cars accellerate faster than gasoline powered cars. The only time you ever need performance is when you are inserting yourself into a busy lane. The fact that it only goes 125 mph is irrelevant, because you will never, I repeat never, go that fast on a real road. On the other hand, the DeLorean’s top speed is admittedly shocking, because it will not make the car very marketable.

  8. archidavid October 19, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Sorry, electric cars don’t “outperform” gas cars in any way. They are extremely heavy, due to the batteries, and don’t handle well. They are not as fast as petrol fueled cars. The cost is astronomical relative to a comparable petrol fueled car (in both initial cost and maintenance—changing all of those expensive lithium batteries). Oh, let’s not forget that it takes 8+ hours to fuel up and electric car (where it takes petrol cars just a matter of minutes). “Outperform”….. No. Now if DMC were releasing a hydrogen car, that might be something to talk about.

  9. bugmenot October 18, 2011 at 11:20 am

    ATown UP go crawl back under your cheap rock.

  10. thedetails32 October 18, 2011 at 7:35 am

    i wish thats the car from back to the future

  11. Tweedle October 18, 2011 at 1:20 am

    ATown UP is an anally pragmatic buzzkill. He’s right, but still a buzzkill.

  12. MorbidlyCurious October 17, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    They’re sending us back to 1985!!

  13. ATown UP October 17, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Electric cars are a hot topic and can “outperform gas rivals?” In what way, completeness of draining your bank account at the time of purchase? This one will have the same top speed the original did 30 years ago, though it will certainly accelarate faster and handle better – meaning it will perform on par with cars one third to one quarter of its price. The car is a nice novelty (for rich people who like being bugged by strangers), though little more. The instrumentation will indeed be modern rather than retro, and the interior looks more “dated” (i.e. old and homely) rather than properly “retro-modern.” And I hope they update the wheels, tail lights, and exterior details that scream “what future cars will look like in the year 2000.”

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