Electric DeLoreans Are Here In Official Video Teasing ‘Back to the Future’ Ride’s Return
“DeLorean is future luxury reimagined. With passion, innovation and technology, we drive confidently forward on our journey to electrification.”
The much-teased DeLorean DMC-12 comeback may not have a flux capacitor, but it will be electric.
The retro gull-winged coupe remembered fondly as Back to the Future’s homebrewed time machine rides again in a brief new video teasing a luxurious EV.
“DeLorean is future luxury reimagined. With a 40 year legacy, DeLorean shapes an iconic vision of our future mobility,” the video’s description reads. “With passion, innovation and technology, we drive confidently forward on our journey to electrification. We are risk takers who challenge the perception of what is possible to advance.”
Italdesign also posted the video to Instagram, indicating that the legendary design house is still on-board with the project after making its DeLorean collaboration official on the DMC-12’s 40th anniversary in 2021.
Note that terms such as “all-electric” or “pure EV” are absent from this latest announcement—this could just as easily be a hybrid.
But the DeLorean Motor Company, which now operates out of Humble, Texas, once promised that the stainless steel shell that made the vehicle an 80s icon would remain virtually unchanged, but underneath will be a modern 300- to 350-horsepower engine. The original Peugeot-Renault-Volvo-sourced V6 produced an underwhelming 130 horsepower, by comparison.
It’s also unclear whether these electric DMC-12 will be a part of a limited run made legal by the Low Volume Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Act of 2015. The program allows small companies to produce up to 325 cars annually that don’t adhere to today’s federal safety regulations.
We’ll FINALLY know more about the DeLorean DMC-12 revival when it premieres sometime in 2022.