On 6 April, 2012, the DeLorean Motor Company (also known as DMC) of Texas announced that it is planning a new electric car. The announcement about the DMC DeLorean Electric car was made at the DMC Texas Open House. The new car is said to be an all-electric version of the iconic DMC-12 that came earlier in the 1980s. DMC first spoke about the car last October, but it did not mention about the technical details and cost, of the car at that time.
This car made a surprise appearance at the New York Motor Show, where DMC announced that it will go on sale in 2013 with a base price of 95,000 dollars. The car has been co-developed with Epic EV which is a Louisiana based startup company best known for its electric recreational vehicles. Epic EV has been developed by Aptera co-founder Chris Anthony. This car may have a hydraulic hybrid drivetrain engine. It boasts stainless steel body panels that nearly match the color of the tail sections and plastic nose.
The lithium iron phosphate battery of the DMC-EV takes about 3 to 4 hours to fully charge via a 110-volt outlet. The battery stores enough power to give the car a range of up to 96 miles. 125 miles per hour is the top speed of the car and it takes under 6 seconds to hit 60 miles per hour from a stop. However, the figure has not been confirmed yet. The launch of the car has been scheduled for 2013.
Video of DMC DeLorean Electric from youtube: