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Soon an electric DeLorean?

If it made its way into the automotive history books, the famous DeLorean could make its appearance again with an electric drive.

Launched in the early 1980s by John DeLorean, the DMC-12 is one of the most iconic cars in history. Pop culture icon with the Back to the Future saga, the DeLorean could finally make its comeback, with an electric drive.

Passed into the hands of Stephen Wynne since 1995, DeLorean Motor Company is looking for a second wind. After many attempts, the American firm would have finally found its way to revive the DMC-12, by installing an electric motor.

An electric DeLorean similar to the 2012 concept

Because with the tightening of American standards in terms of pollution and the bankruptcy of many suppliers because of the health crisis, the hope of offering a new thermal DMC-12 is thinning. Its only salvation therefore lies in electrification.

What could be better than an electric motor for the most futuristic of the old ones? The next DeLorean could therefore come closer to the concept exhibited at the New York show in 2012: at the time, it carried a 30 kWh battery and a 260 hp electric motor. For now, DeLorean has not mentioned the mechanical endowment of its next electric coupe, or even its exterior style.

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