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This electric DeLorean is just a prototype, but our sister publication, Translogic got to take it for a spin and found that a 260-horsepower electric motor finally makes the DMC-12 the sports car everyone has always wanted it to be. While we get to see plenty of footage of the car lapping Houston Motorsports Park, this episode also includes an interview with DeLorean Motor Company CEO Stephen Wynne.

While we don't want to give too much away, Wynne discusses future plans for the Texas-based DeLorean restorer and remanufacturer, which include bringing the electric DeLorean to market. Wynne tells Translogic that the car is expected to sell for between $95,000-$100,000. The car is said to have a 100-mile range, which would make it roughly equivalent to the Nissan Leaf, but with far more performance not to mention its iconic time machine looks.

With all the negative publicity some pundits have heaped upon electric vehicles as of late, we wonder if perhaps this is the car to change their minds about EVs? See Translogic's full experience with the electric DeLorean in the video after the jump.


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      jonnybimmer
      • 3 Years Ago
      If there ever was a car that deserved to have it's gas motor swapped out for an electric one, it'd be the DeLorean.
      Leon
      • 3 Years Ago
      will it have a "mr. fussion" for unlimited time travel energy?
      Shad0wguy
      • 3 Years Ago
      I don't think I have ever wish I had $100k more than I do right now...
      BillS
      • 3 Years Ago
      Can’t believe they are still in business.....WTF!? Was ugly when new and even uglier now……on top of being a POS
      cashsixeight
      • 3 Years Ago
      FIRST!
      Blakkar
      • 3 Years Ago
      JZD would be spinning with joy. His company yet lives... and above board.
      JeremyGarrett76
      • 3 Years Ago
      Sooooo you can get yourself a 2013 Nissan GTR or this 31 year old "new" electric barely successful time machine. Not to mention the Fisker Karma for 100K. Never thought stainless steel would cost so much.
        Sukairain
        • 3 Years Ago
        @JeremyGarrett76
        Try to stick frig magnets on the hood of a GT-R or Fisker Karma - you can't, too much aluminum. That's where the DeLorean truly shines.
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Sukairain
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      mhkitchen
      • 3 Years Ago
      Since its only about 0.1 as cool as a Tesla Roadster (which itself is only about 0.5 as cool as a Ferrari 308/328), I'd peg it's desireability value at somewhere between $2.5K - $10K max!
      Alex Butti
      • 3 Years Ago
      The DeLorean has a special place. I'm not a big fan of the concept itself, but I gotta give it to them for coming thru. I hate to say it, but electric vehicles are the future. Kudos to them, and wish them the best.
      Eric G
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow! An all new, updated Delorean brand? Count me in for a sedan. An American sports car brand would be sick!
      Rob Ascough
      • 3 Years Ago
      Maybe part of the problem with EVs is that they're usually weird cars. GM's EV-1, Honda's (original insight) and now this... all two-seaters with limited usefulness. If the EV concept is ever to take off, the cars have to be usable as replacements for everyday drivers, not toys for the rich. And besides, would anyone buy this thing? People weren't lining up to buy Deloreans when they were new, so once you go through the dozen or so hardcore Back To the Future fans with deep pockets have been satisfied, then what?
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Rob Ascough
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          HVH20
          • 3 Years Ago
          Dan you should know better than to recommend EVTV. That show is a hack job done by a wealthy retired drunk. But I guess if your in the conversion market then thats the SOP. Please don't confuse Jack's "teachings" with legitimate EV practices.
          Krishan Mistry
          • 3 Years Ago
          Join the revolution? What the hell, man. You better lay off the drugs, or heads will roll. No I do not want to spend tons of money to make my car 1) heavy as **** 2) A lot of trunk space gone for electrical gubbins 3) have a stupidly low range 4) take hours for a "fill up" 5) have a top speed of about 100mph... even with a lot of power 6) not be able to use my heater in winter because the range is already quartered due to cold 7) be worried of running out all the time 8) rack up a huge electricity bill 9) spend about 10 times the value of the original car in doing so 10) Know that EV technology is still faced with the same problems that killed it off 100 years ago... ICE has improved immensely in that same time span Hmm. Sounds like a plan. Vive La ******* Revolution indeed. FYI, I dont hate electric cars, I hate the fanboys making them out to be the second coming of Jesus.
        jonnybimmer
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Rob Ascough
        Did you mean Honda's EV Plus? It was full electric and maybe even smaller than the Insight, but at least it was a four seater! (well, it had four sets of seatbelts anyways)
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