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DeLorean is back and Electric

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by jaanton, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    Certainly tops on the list of cars that should have been electric.
     
  2. Mycroft

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    #4 Mycroft, Oct 27, 2011
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    From this video clip I found on Engadget, it appears the Delorean EV has even more road & bump noise than the Roadster! Not much of a surprise.

     
  3. TEG

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    Just as long as it can at least muster 88MPH...
    (LEAF maxes out at ~94MPH)
     
  4. richkae

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    Especially since many ( ok some ) people praised the unique ( cool ) features of the car, but its crappy drivetrain was universally panned ( even DeLorean lovers have to apologize for it ).
     
  5. Mycroft

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    Yeah, other than the looks, it was a pretty crappy car. That's why it kinda reminds me of the Karma. History repeating itself? Henrik better watch out for a drug sting!
     
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    Looks? Eww! From the back, fine. From the front, unacceptable.
     
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    I'd rather wait for the Mr. Fusion conversion:
    mr-fusion.jpg
     
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    Their battery supplier is Flux Power...
     
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    Why would you pay $95k-$100k for a car that has 100 mile range and does 0-60 is 4.9 seconds when Roadsters cost slightly more, had much better range and acceleration (and used Roadsters are going for less)? I am sure some people prefer the look of the Delorean than the Roadster but it would be hard for me to justify such a price.
     
  12. doug

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    Clearly the DeLorean is all about nostalgia.
     
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    #15 strider, Jan 26, 2012
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    Being in my mid-30's currently I have a very soft spot in my heart for the DeLorean. I mean, aside from the wheels and tires the design still looks incredible. But with it's terrible performance could never justify buying one, even as a toy. Now an electric one makes the peformance/efficiency argument go away. Yes, it's crazy expensive but if I had cash sloshing around I'd be interested.
     
  14. Rifleman

    Rifleman Now owns 2 Model S's!!!

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    This pretty much sums it up. I doubt that there are many people who grew up in the 80's who does not secretly want a DeLorean.
     
  15. rabar10

    rabar10 FFE until Model 3

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    Saw the electric Delorean referenced today on CTV News (Canada).

    The business news reporter was clearly scoffing at the car being electrified. I think he needs a Roadster ride :)
     
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    Saw the car in person at the NYC Auto Show. The fit and finish of the car seem lacking - for example, the charging port requires that you remove the front grill, so it literally hangs while the cord is plugged in. Also, seems like some of their claims about performance and range are yet to be proven - even the Translogic video shows that the 0-60 time is still to be improved. At any rate, I wish them the best of luck. The more EVs, the better!
     
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    Has anyone swapped in a Model S powertrain into a DeLorean? That would be cool. :cool:
     

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