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    Electric DeLorean makes auto show appearance: 0 to 60 in under 6 seconds for $95,000

    Electric DeLorean makes auto show appearance: 0 to 60 in under 6 seconds for $95,000


    The prototype for the new DMCev electric DeLorean made a recent stop at the New York Auto Show, where company president Stephen Wynne shared some additional details about the vehicle, due for release in 2013 to the joy of Back To The Future fans everywhere.

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    We first heard about the plans to introduce an all-electric DeLorean into the marketplace back in October, but the prototype car made an appearance at the recent New York Auto Show, bringing some fresh details with it. Autoblog spoke with DeLorean Motor Company president Stephen Wynne, who confirmed that the DMCev is still being targeted for an early 2013 release with an estimated asking price of $95,000. The new DeLorean will be powered by a 32kWh "Flux Power" lithium iron phosphate battery pack, and while the previously-announced 125 mph top speed is still the same, things have shifted on the acceleration side. DMC had initially stated that the car would boast a 0 to 60 time of 4.9 seconds, but according to Wynne the company is now aiming for under six seconds.

    Of course, even with Wynne's statements the car is still a good ways away; the model that DMC is showing off is a modified DMC-12, and the company is still testing different motor and inverter combinations. The prototype also uses a DC motor, where the production version — set to be manufactured in Houston — will swap in an AC motor for increased range and performance. That said, 2013 can't get here soon enough for us.