Have much do you have in your savings account right now? Hopefully enough to buy one of the new electric DeLoreans being released next year. We heard about Doc Brown’s iconic car being given a second chance at life back in October, and the vehicle made a surprise visit to the New York Auto Show over the weekend. The DMCev is expected to be released in early 2013, but you’ll have to pay around $95,000 for the privilege of owning one.
The DeLorean will be powered by a 32kWh lithium iron phosphate battery, with drivers being able to recharge the car via the hidden power socket behind the front grill. Top speed is said to be around 125mph (~201kph), and the battery will give you a range of 100 miles. The car was originally said to hit 0 to
88 60 in 4.9 seconds, although the new target simply seems to be under six seconds.
DMC say that the car will be manufactured in Houston, Texas, with the help of Louisiana's Epic EV. Both companies are testing different motor and invertor combinations right now, hoping to find the a “proven product”. Right now, the prototype uses a DC motor, but the final version will use AC, which will bring improved range and performance.
Back in October, the car was said to have some modern touches to go along with the overall retro look. There was an optional leather interior, along with an iPhone dock and built-in display for GPS navigation. If you want a flux capacitor and wires running through the car, you’ll have to add those yourself.
[via The Verge]