Great Scott! DeLorean is flying into the 21st century. Not only is the brand DeLorean coming back with its new flagship Alpha5, an all-electric reimagining of the original DMC-12. DeLoreans past and present are being updated with technology that’s worthy of the brand’s futuristic looks, as Georgia based start-up Ampere EV showcased its conversion technology with an electrified DMC-12.
After its fame from the Back to the Future films, the DeLorean DMC has been a coveted classic. Unfortunately, the portrayal of the DMC is more favourable, than the reality of the car. In this universe, it proved to be slow and unreliable, and arguably only rose in popularity due to the publicity from the film franchise.
Ampere EV has taken the classic DMC-12 and fixed all of the problems of the past and brought it back to the future (last one I promise) by electrifying it. Chief Engineer Lawson Sumner explained the DMC-12 was the “ideal example of a classic car that benefits from an electric conversion.”
The company was able to retain the DMC’s iconic looks whilst improving the driving experience by swapping out the rear engine in favour of a flux capacitor (sorry, I lied), that’s powered by three battery packs. Inside there’s two dash screens that replace the gauge cluster and gear selection buttons in the centre console.