The DeLorean DMCev

The new DeLorean DMC electric vehicle at the New York Auto Show

It has been over 35 years since John DeLorean debuted his vision of the new age of automobiles at the 1977 Detroit Auto Show but with the opening of the 2012 New York International Auto Show, the epic gullwing American sports car made its reemergence into the auto show world – this time powered by a high tech electric drivetrain in the form of the new DeLorean DMCev.

We have known since October 2011 that the modern DeLorean Motor Company run by Stephen Wynne would, at some point, offer a new version of their DMC-12 powered by an electric drivetrain to the general public. DeLorean went so far as to offer up video of Cameron Wynne (son of Stephen Wynne) speeding around Houston Motorsports Park in a near-silent DMCev but full details were scarce when we saw the new electric DeLorean in motion (click here to see the electric DeLorean in action). Thanks to the folks at Autoblog, we know now that the DeLorean DMCev will arrive in early 2013 with a starting price tag in the range of $95,000.

The 2013 DeLorean DMCev will be powered by a 400 volt electric motor developed by Epic EV that sends 260 horsepower and 360lb-ft of torque – roughly double the output of the original DMC-12. The electric motor is driven by a 32 kWh lithium ion battery mounted in the middle of the car. This single speed drivetrain allows the DMCev to dash from 0-60 in around 6 seconds while reaching a top speed of 125 miles per hour. More importantly, the DeLorean DMCev is expected to offer a range of 64 to 96 miles on a single charge; with actual range depending greatly on driving situations and conditions (a fact of all EVs).


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