The DeLorean DMC-12, closer to returning to the future as an electric car

The return of DeLorean DMC-12 It has been on the table for years, but the project still hasn’t seen the light of day. Although now could be closer or at least that’s what DeLorean Motor Company (DMC) has pointed out on his blog. And if he does finally, it seems that he will resurrect as a electric car.

The company advances little in this regard, but the key is found in the regulations. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) just approved a new regulation allowing small, low-volume manufacturers to produce and market replicas similar to cars produced 25 years ago.

DMC details that they have been waiting for it for years and now is when it receives the green light to produce and sell the resurrected DeLorean DMC-12.

This sports car, which has gone down in history as a time machine on wheels in the ‘Back to the Future’ saga, this 2021 turns 40, so the regulation comes just in time as an anniversary gift. It remains to be seen if the car does too …

Obstacles to overcome

The DeLorean DMC-12 could return as an electric car

It has been five years since they announced the return of the sports car with an exposed stainless steel body. In fact until could be pre-booked. But the regulations did not arrive on time at the time that they had secured both funding and vendors to make it happen. And now the situation is turbulent.

As the company publishes, as a result of the pandemic several of the providers have gone bankrupt or been taken over by large companies, which do not fit the production of components for small volume cars. DeLorean herself has been hit by the crisis, which has dispensed with positions necessary for the return of DMC-12.

On the other hand, there is the obligatory financing for the production of the model. At the moment, it is on the air, as indicated by the American firm now based in Texas. Be that as it may, and despite all the obstacles, DMC leaves the door open to optimism noting that none of these details are insurmountable.

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The DeLorean DMC-12 could return as an electric car

As for the car itself, the firm implies that it will take the path of zero emissions: that is, that The resurrected DMC-12 aims to be fully electric to the sound of current automotive trends.

DMC already presented a Electric prototype of the DeLorean DMC-12 at the New York Motor Show in 2012, although the one that could be booked in 2016 and was to begin production in 2017 fitted a thermal propeller.

The firm indicates that the mechanics planned then ceased to comply with the homologated emissions in 2022, although it could be increased to 2024. But, as of now, it does not fit to output a car with an engine with such a low marketing margin and more when its manufacture is still so up in the air. Hence the best option seems an electric car.

The aim of DMC is that these electric replicas see the light this 2021as this is such a special date for the DeLorean DMC-12. We’ll see if they get it. They just conclude with a “stay tuned.” So we will.

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