Although the original DeLorean company collapsed in the 1980s, the remaining parts and distribution rights were secured by Stephen Wynne, who has since restarted the company. Recently they announced a partnership with electric car company Epic EV, and plan to mass-produce a fully electric DeLorean called the DMCEV (shown above) by 2013.
The current prototype can go from 0 to 60 in 4.9 seconds and can run 70 to 100 miles on a single charge. The addition of batteries and a DC electric motor has increased the weight of the vehicle by 200lbs, but despite this fact, the company plans to match or exceed the performance of the original machine. Possible changes to the final version of the DMCEV include a resin underbody to reduce weight and an AC rather than DC motor, which has the potential to improve efficiency and extend the mileage of the vehicle. Modern conveniences such as iPod connectivity and GPS navigation will also be available.
If you’re hoping to be one of the lucky ones to own the DMCEV when it becomes available, you’ll need to have lots of money, as the price tag will run between $90-$100,000. Hit the jump for specs and an interior photo.