Should be out by 2013. It doesn’t need the previous 1.21 jigawatts of electricity, just a bunch of batteries. Here are the specs. The gist: Range 100+ miles, 0-60 in 4.9 seconds, charges to full from empty in 3.5 hours, cost ???.
from their 2011 press release:
DeLorean Motor Company and Epic Electric Vehicles Unveil Electric Version of
Iconic DeLorean Automobile
Houston, Texas & Vista, California – DeLorean Motor Company, Inc. (DeLorean) and Epic Electric Vehicles (Epic EV) today unveiled a development version of an electric powered DeLorean automobile at the International DeLorean Owners Event in Houston, Texas. DeLorean plans to market the DMCEV in the United States in 2013, and will further develop prototypes combining the existing DeLorean automobile with the Epic EV electric powertrain. Together, Epic EV and DeLorean plan to produce a number of prototypes utilizing the Epic EV powertrain for evaluation this and next year.
Since its debut in 1981 DeLorean has earned its place in pop-culture iconography. The sport cars’ easily recognizable gull-wing doors, stainless steel body, and rear mounted engine has appeared in movies, video games, and television shows, though may be best known for its role as the unlikely time machine featured in the Back to the Future trilogy. The DeLorean Motor Company (DMC), based in Humble, TX, USA, acquired the original company’s name in 1995 and now owns the largest remaining original parts stock from the factory, US stock and original suppliers. In addition to servicing, restoring and selling DeLorean automobiles, parts, accessories and merchandise to customers around the world, DMC also assembles cars to order, featuring parts or designs from the original DeLorean automobile, with modern engine and suspension technology. A variety of DeLorean products have been developed through licensing relationships with manufacturers in footwear, apparel, toys, collectibles, gaming and other product categories.
Epic EV designs and manufactures electric vehicles who’s products – on land and water – make reliable, high performance electric vehicles accessible. Founder, Chris Anthony, brought together a small team for one purpose: get fast and fun vehicles to market. The Epic EV design shop is just inland from the sunny North County coastline in Vista, CA and their factory, affectionately called “Epic South” is located on an expansive plot of land in Vivian, Louisiana.