DeLorean to enter the future with a conversion kit to electric propulsion

This is made possible by Electrogenic, a British company that specialises in conversion kits from combustion engines to electric cars. Electrogenic has already developed and launched conversion kits for older Land Rovers, Jaguars and Porsches, among others.

Now a conversion kit for the DeLorean DMC-12, a cult car that was only built for a brief period from 1981 to 1982, with only around 9,000 units produced. But the DeLorean DMC-12 still has many fans today, no doubt in large part due to its prominent role in ‘Back to the Future.’ What’s more, more than 40 years after the end of production, more than three-quarters of all vehicles are said to still be in existence – an unusually high figure after such a long period of time.

As with all Electrogenic conversion kits, it is a drop-in kit that requires no cutting, welding or drilling, the company emphasises. The kit has been designed to maintain the overall weight and weight distribution of the original vehicle, and with more than double the power and torque than the original V6 combustion engine, “it gets the sports car performance its looks demand,” Electrogenic says.

The engine, inverter, charger, cooling system and rear battery box are bolted to the original engine mounts. A small additional battery pack is fitted in place of the fuel tank, leaving the large luggage compartment under the bonnet untouched. The kit is supplied with customised drive shafts and the control system supports various driving modes (e.g. Sport, Eco and City).

Electrogenic does not specify a top speed, but it does mention the acceleration capacity: the car can now go from 0 to 100 kph in 5 seconds, whereas the original model took 10 seconds. This is made possible by a 160 kW electric motor with 310 Nm of torque. The battery has a capacity of 42 kWh, and with a full battery, the electrified DeLorean has a range of 240 kilometres. Conveniences include Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) and support for Apple Car Play.,


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