After 40 Years the DMC DeLorean will Enter Production as an EV

According to a new blog post, the iconic DMC DeLorean may be coming back in the form of an electric vehicle. The DMC DeLorean has been out of production for almost 40 years after being the only vehicle produced by John DeLorean’s DeLorean Motor Company (DMC).

It is most recognized as the featured vehicles in the ‘Back to the Future’ movie series. The company ultimately went bankrupt after successfully reaching production and managing to crank out several thousand units. 

After filing bankruptcy following a slew of political fighting and an FBI sting operation, Stephen Wynne bought the company’s old inventory and trademark in 1995. Wynne planned to relaunch the brand out of Texas by bringing back the same vehicle, in low volume, equipped with more advanced and modern technology. The company has since spent the last five years pushing the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for new rules in terms of low volume production.

Unfortunately by the time the new rules were adopted, the delay caused a speed bump in the company’s plans. Starting in 2022 the original engine the automaker planned to use will no longer be compliant with emission standards. Now, the company has hinted at an electric DeLorean in a new blog post:

“That said, with EV’s becoming more mainstream, we’ve been considering switching to an all-electric as the future. It certainly makes for an easier path through emissions maze which still looms large over any internal combustion engine. While an electric Cobra or Morgan may be a little extreme for their potential market, we’ve already seen that an EV DeLorean – as we displayed at the 2012 New York International Auto Show – is not such an “out there” idea.”

It’s seems that with the accelerated adoption of electrification, yet another automaker has decided to make the switch as the company says “stay tuned” while hinting at obtaining financing to produce an electric vehicle.

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