DeLorean Electric Vehicle (1981-1982 and 2013)
Great Scott, the DeLorean is back! That’s right, this aluminum pop- culture icon was originally manu- factured in North Ireland, but this American composite remake is creating a huge splash in the indus- try. DeLorean Motor Car (DMC) claims the change from aluminum to composites is to ensure that the DeLorean stays “ahead of its time” just like the original design – well, at least in the second Back to the Future movie.
Texas business owner Stephen Wynne, who originally purchased the DMC name in 1995, will light- weight the new design using an electric motor and composite chas- sis. DMC unveiled its concept car at the International DeLorean Owners Event in October 2011. California- based company Epic Electrical Vehicles will supply DMC with a resin-infused composite body to help reduce the weight by 200 pounds. Production of the new vehicle will begin in 2013.