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

Posted By Andrew Michler On October 18, 2011 @ 7:52 pm In automotive,Green Transportation,News | 13 Comments

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The iconic DeLorean Motor Company [1] has weathered a stormy past [2], 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 [3]. 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 [4] 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 [5] 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 [1] (which has been restoring cars and just began building new stainless steel beauts) will collaborate with Epic EV [6] to make this dream car possible.

+ DeLorean Motor Company [1]

Via dvice [7] and Autoblog [8]


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URLs in this post:

[1] DeLorean Motor Company: http://delorean.com/2011/10/electric-delorean/

[2] stormy past: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DeLorean_Motor_Company

[3] retro-future dream machine: http://inhabitat.com/blindspot-cycles-salvaged-motorcycles-reborn-all-electric/

[4] Electric exotic cars: http://inhabitat.com/tag/electric-sports-car/

[5] Lithium-ion batteries: http://inhabitat.com/new-axeon-battery-could-extend-electric-car-range-by-35/

[6] Epic EV: http://www.evepic.com/

[7] dvice: http://dvice.com/archives/2011/10/the-delorean-re.php

[8] Autoblog: http://www.autoblog.com/2011/10/17/dmc-delorean-electric-announced-back-to-the-future/

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