The DeLorean Goes Electric
On the outside, the car looks similar to the original, but according to DesignNews, the rear engine compartment has been turned into the “battery bay,” housing the electric motor and some of the vehicle’s 750 pounds of “flux” batteries.
The 400 volt liquid-cooled electric motor pumps out 260 horsepower, and the company says that it will go from 0-60 in 4.9 seconds and top out at 125 mph. (The original DeLorean took about ten seconds to get up to 60 mph, according to TheUltimateCarPage.com.)
DeLorean EV Specs
400 volt AC induction liquid-cooled electric motor.
TORQUE: 360lb/ft @t 0-7,200rpm
HORSEPOWER: 260hp (215 kW) @ 5,000-6,000rpm
MAX RPM: 14,000rpm
TOP SPEED: 125 mph
0-60MPH: 4.9 seconds
Single speed fixed gear. Reverse drive uses reverse direction of
motor, limited to 15 mph.
OVERALL FINAL DRIVE: 8.28:1
FINAL DRIVE RATIO: 3.12:1
Flux Power LIfePO4 battery with advanced control systems. 3.5 hour charge time from empty to full using the DMCev Smart Charging Solution at 240 Volts and 70 Amps.
RANGE: 100+ miles city driving
EXPECTED BATTERY LIFE: Seven-years or 100,000 miles