DeLorean Motor Company, Inc. and Epic Electric Vehicles (EpicEV) have delivered an electrically powered DeLorean automobile at the International DeLorean Owners Event in Houston, Texas.
DeLorean plans to market the DMCEV (Delorean Electric Car) in the United States in 2013, and will further develop prototypes combining the existing DeLorean automobile with the Epic EV electric drive.
: 400v AC induction motor
: 260hp@ 5000-6000 rpm
: 360 lb-ft torque @ 0-7200 rpm
: 0-60 mph in 4.9 seconds
EpicEV and DeLorean will produce prototypes with the EpicEV drive module in 2011 for production in 2013.
Debuting in 1981, the DeLorean immediately became a popular icon.
The Delorean, easily recognizable by it's unique gullwing doors, stainless steel bodyshell, and rear fitted motor was included in movies, video games, and television shows, everyone remembers the time machine driven by Doc and Marty McFly in the "Back to the Future" trilogy.
Back to the Future 4 Trailer (Spike Awards)
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Back to the Future original ad
"Back to the Future", made in 1985 is a scifi adventure movie.
Directed by Robert Zemeckis, script by Zemeckis and Bob Gale, with Steven Spielberg as producer, starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover and Thomas F. Wilson.
The movie is about Marty McFly, a teenager who is sent back in time from 1985 to 1955 by accident. His future parents are still in high school and Marty becomes his future mother's (Lea Thompson's) love interest. Marty has to change history by arranging for his future parents to become romantic and fall in love for each other. With the scientist Dr. Emmett "Doc" Brown, he must discover a way to return to 1985, somehow.
The DeLorean Motor Company (DMC) based in Humble, TX, USA, owns all the parts from the original factory in Ireland.
DMC restores, and also builds vehicles which are made to order, including parts and design elements from original DeLorean autos, up to date engine and suspension components and tech.
A variety of DeLorean products have been made by licensed manufacturers including shoes, apparel, toys, models, collectibles, games and various items of bric a brac...
In the Back to the Future movies, Doc Brown's time jumping DeLorean was fed with trash and plutonium pinched from Libyan nationalists who were mighty pissed off about this, once they discovered this .
Escaping from the Libyans (topical!) they arrive in 1955...
While time travel may or may not be actually possible, although there is much conjecture, as in "Why haven't we seen someone from the future yet?"
If time travel is possible in the future, then it would be trivial for people to travel back to tell you about it!
Anyway, just enjoy the fact that DeLorean Motor Company are moving us towards the future, with the DMC-12EV:
Without oil, smog, petro rich sheiks, and the wars that seem to be fought over it regularly...
The Delorean Electric Car, the DMC-12EV has lithium ion batteries that are made at Epic Electric Vehicles...
EpicEV also makes hybrid ATVs and other vehicles...
This Delorean was converted at an Italian workshop by Eve, electro vehicles Europe.
Wired Italia Enel together with Samsung put this car on the road again...