“electric dolorean [sic] goes back to the future”
a DC-type electric motor with front-weighted battery achieves 0-60mph (0-100km/hr) in 4.9 seconds, with an alleged top speed of 125 mph (201 km/hr). DMC plans to offset the extra weight of the electric system by manufacturing the vehicle’s underbody with a lightweight resin-infused composite.
If there’s any car that could pull this off, a DeLorean is certainly appropriate to be retrofitted as an electric vehicle.
At least from a styling-perspective it was already, ahem, slightly ahead of its time.
As the price of gasoline makes its steady increase in price, which it has continued to do since the 70’s, the trend for cars originally manufactured with internal combustion engines to become hybrids or strictly electric vehicles will only gain in popularity.
The effect, hopefully, will be that the 100 year reign of fossil fuel terror will slowly loosen its grasp of this planet. It may sound like hyperbole but the truth of the matter is that we do need to let go of this archaic energy source and transition to more renewable methods for the energy we need. Especially considering that crude oil also goes into every manufactured thing we use.
It’s very unlikely that the future supply of oil will meet the demands of a growing global population. Think Occupy Wall Street with a billion more people being screwed over by the companies responsible for extracting, refining, and distributing the oil from the earth.
But, can we blame the oil companies, when the demand for change can barely be heard over the glorious screaming roar of an American, German, or Italian turbocharged V8 engine?
The sound that engine will make when it runs out of gas is the same sound of an electric DeLorean sitting idle at a stoplight.
When the light turns green, only one car will proceed into the future. And it won’t be powered by gasoline.