Big Rick Stuart
New (electric) DeLorean Cars?
They aren't connected in any way (other than name and logo etc) with the original but there is a DeLorean (Texas) car company and they really want to make a small run of new DeLorean cars. They have planned this for a while but potiential suppliers have come and gone and the project was stalled by regulations pertaining to the Low Volume Vehicle Manufacturing Act.
Very recently those regulations have cleared up and options like the new GM Electric Connect and Cruise package, a fully electric crate motor and battery combo have become available.
This GM eCrate powertrain kit makes it very possible to have a new battery powered DeLorean and other e-car drivetrain swaps.
Lingenfelter Performance Engineering has already started using it.
That is totally Back To The Future!
Here is what DeLorean recently posted
...with EV’s becoming more mainstream, we’ve been considering switching to an all-electric as the future. It certainly makes for an easier path through emissions maze which still looms large over any internal combustion engine. While an electric Cobra or Morgan may be a little extreme for their potential market, we’ve already seen that an EV DeLorean – as we displayed at the 2012 New York International Auto Show – is not such an “out there” idea.
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