Given the car's iconic classic/futuristic status, it's no surprise that the DeLorean DMC-12 is a popular car for DIY electric car conversions. That an honest-to-goodness official DeLorean EV is coming from Humble, Texas' reborn DeLorean Motor Company itself, though? That we did not see coming. It makes sense, though. If you're gonna build a time machine electric car, why not do it with some style?

Announced Friday night at the DMC Texas Open House, DMC said it plans to work with electric car startup Epic EV to get an all-electric DMC-12 into production by 2013. Epic is the company started by Aptera co-founder Chris Anthony that is working on the Torq and Amp vehicles (and some rather clever videos). Early reports say the Electric DeLorean will have a maximum speed of 125 miles per hour and offer 260 horsepower for something like $90,000-100,000. The gullwing doors should remain, but we're not sure where the motor will go (the original DeLorean used a rear-mounted engine), let alone the battery pack. This isn't the first time a DeLorean with an alternative powertrain has been talked about. Before his death in 2005, John DeLorean hinted that a hydraulic hybrid drivetrain might find a home in a relaunched DMC-12. That never happened, of course.

Specific technical details on the upcoming DeLorean Electric are sparse, but we're pretty sure it will be able to recharge its 1.21 gigawatt-hour battery instantly when connected to the right power source. You know, until the inevitable Mr. Fusion model gets the green light.

Get out your lightning rods and Sony Walkmans, this is going to be fun to watch.


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      sonicpunk32
      • 3 Years Ago
      The right power source for the 1.21 gigawatt-hour battery is plutonium. Accept no substitutes.
      Matrix
      • 3 Years Ago
      Will the 2013 Delorean have a flux capacitor standard or optional?
      JT
      • 3 Years Ago
      George Lucas has been selling rehashes for 30 years. Why not these guys too?
        David
        • 3 Years Ago
        @JT
        Because George Lucas made things worse everytime he rereleased something.
      Brian
      • 3 Years Ago
      Clock Tower and Lightning sold separately.
        Sukairain
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Brian
        .....*1.21 gigawatt-hour battery sold separately*
        Dean
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Brian
        A bolt of lighting. Unfortunately, you never know when or where it's ever gonna strike.
      Timothy Tibbetts
      • 3 Years Ago
      Back to the Future? Indeed!
      Alex Rodriguez MacFa
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm obsessed with Back to the Future. In a couple of months I'm going to LA to take the tour around the city including the McFly house. I'd love one day to buy the DeLorean. My dream is to pay the hefty $15,000 fee to convert it to the time machine and convert my backyard into Hill Valley of 2015 with the pond as a swimming pool. Someday........but not today!!!
        Rodrigo Alvergue
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Alex Rodriguez MacFa
        GREAT SCOTT !!!!!!!! I live like 10 or 20 minutes from the Back To The Future House, It is Located in Arleta, CA
      JimmyStinkeyes
      • 3 Years Ago
      Awesome idea, but why not wait until 2015?
      Alex Rodriguez MacFa
      • 3 Years Ago
      Well.....I guess they won't need the locomotive anymore to push the DeLorean up to 88 MPH !!!!
        Dean
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Alex Rodriguez MacFa
        Wouldn't you still need the locomotive? While gasoline was indeed hard to come by back in the 1800's, I believe finding a charging station would be just as difficult...
          Dean
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Dean
          But according to Doc, you never knew when or where lighting was going to strike...
          Alex Rodriguez MacFa
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Dean
          Hahahahah good point, but I guess if the Doc found a way to harness a lighting bolt to the flux capacitor it would be easier to re-charge the batteries as electricity already existed in 1885!!!
      Dark Gnat
      • 3 Years Ago
      Marty: "Sounds pretty heavy." Doc: "Weight has nothing to do with it!"
        Alex Rodriguez MacFa
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dark Gnat
        "There is that word again heavy.......why are things so heavy in the future? Is there something wrong with the Earth's gravitational pull? "
      James Scott
      • 3 Years Ago
      Will I have the option of a Mr Fusion now? Or do I need to wait until 2015?
      NipponEngine
      • 3 Years Ago
      where we're going, we don't need roads....
      Hurstmuscle
      • 3 Years Ago
      The question is: Will it be still be able to reach 88mph ???
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