When we think about how we’re going to save the environment from the ravages of fossil fuels, our first thought is not generally “with gull-wing doors.” Well, luckily not everyone thinks inside the box, and this is why Stephen Wynne, the British mechanic who bought the entire DeLorean inventory, is going to revive the DeLorean DMC-12 as an electric car.
Wynne has already made a prototype, and to go with it he’s made some pretty ambitious claims about its performance: that it can go from zero to 60 MPH in five seconds, and reach speeds of 100 MPH, which should be plenty to activate the flux capacitor. The prototype has a range of about 100 miles, but they’re working to outfit the car with an extra battery pack that could let it go twice as far.
Car guy Matt Farah drove the DeLorean DMC-12 electric car and wasn’t sure he could get it above 70 MPH. But he did admit that it was “neat” and “awesome.” Plus how great would a “Save The Whales” or an “I <3 Waldorf Schools” bumper sticker look on a DeLorean?