Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The DeLorean is back, and this time it's electric

Translogic's Bradley Hasemeyer talks with the chief executive of the revived DeLorean Motor Co. about its new electric version of the iconic car made famous in the "Back to the Future" movie trilogy.

Stephen Wynne, DeLorean CEO, explains how he bought the company and its technology after restoring and repairing existing models. He's now using the inventory and plans to make new cars, and after being inspired by Tesla's Roadster decided to build an electric version.

This electric DeLorean puts out an impressive 260 horsepower. The original offered less than half that. And it sports a number of upgrades. But it won't come cheap. The price for the car is in the $95,000 to $100,000 range but will have a significant number of options, Wynne says.

Expect more from the Texas-based company, however. "We've got to move to the next level of technology," Wynne says.

At the DMC website, there's more information. Not everybody wants an electric car, obviously. The company sells used vehicles that look immaculate. For instance, a 5-speed with 4,357 miles runs just $54,900.

2 comments:

Ellsworth said...

It's good to see that the Delorean is getting modified to meet the standard features of cars today. It does deserve to be recognized like this, if only because it is a classic car made even more famous by the movie Back to the Future. I hope they don’t change the trademark gull-wing doors, the interior design, and the body kit. I’m sure the fanbase of this car would want the original design of the car to be retained.

Ellsworth Mciltrot

Mike Nemeth said...

Ellsworth, I totally agree. Back when I was in high school my friend's employer bought one and we were totally impressed. He loved the fact that its brushed aluminum exterior wouldn't rust on Anchorage's caustic salt-covered winter roads.