Great Scott! An all-electric 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 is now up on eBay
for the bargain price of $15,600. Well, it'd be a bargain if it could jump through time and wasn't under the reserve price. The one-off conversion was done by the seller and a friend and uses a WarP 9 electric motor that gets juice from thirteen 12 volt 100 amp-hour deep cycle Deka 9A31 Intimidator AGM batteries (they take up the trunk and underhood spaces. These can power the car for a 40-mile range and recharge in eight hours from a standard wall plug or 2-3 hours from a 220-volt outlet. The seller has put a series of videos about the car up on YouTube
, including "Shifting gears in a clutchless Electric DeLorean," which we've pasted after the jump. Drawbacks to the home conversion are that the heater and A/C have been disconnected.
The seller promises that "If the Buy It Now option is used, I will include the custom build "Flux Capacitor" shown in the pictures." That BIN price is a cool $100,000, so you might just want to save your pennies for a Mr. Fusion
. H/t to Mike
for the tip.