Back to the Future News: Here's Your Chance To Buy an Electric DeLorean
So you've always dreamed of owning an electric DeLorean DMC-12 -- the same design seen in the Back to the Future trilogy, only fueled by electric energy so that when you do finally fashion it into a time machine, it won't emit harmful tailpipe pollutants as you travel into the future to score an almanac containing the outcomes of 50 years worth of sporting events and return to present day to use the almanac for financial gain, Biff-style. Right? Well, good news! The DeLorean Motor Company has unveiled an electric prototype of the car that they plan to make available in 2013. Details ahead.
This past weekend, the Texas-based motor company showed off the eDeLorean prototype to customers at their biannual owners event in Houston. After four years worth of research, the company finally built an electric model that they plan to put into production in two years. The eDeLorean features a 200 hp electric motor, a top speed of 125 mph, a built-in GPS display and an iPhone dock. The electric car, dubbed DMCEV for now, can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than eight seconds and will reportedly be available for consumers for approximately $90,000.
DMC owner Steven Wynne told Autoweek that the company is already designing an eDeLorean 2.0 that will hopefully feature AC power, over 100 [miles per charge] and significant weight reduction.
For more photos and a detailed account of a test drive of the vehicle, head over to Jalopnik.
· DeLorean DMC-12 electric prototype debuts [Autoweek]
· This is a brand-new, all-electric DeLorean [Jalopnik]