Queen’s University Belfast students building all-electric Delorean DMC-12
The iconic gull-winged DeLorean of the 1980s that became a household name due to Back to the Future movies is now going all electric. As a part of their learning project students at Queen’s University Belfast are converting a Delorean DMC-12 sports car brought from a cow shed in County Leitrim into an all-electric vehicle. The project is under the close scanner of Dr David Laverty, lecturer at the university, who hopes that the project will be adventurous enough for students who want to take up a career in engineering.
The project is scheduled for completion in October 2015 and David believes that his students will be able to make this electric DeLorean surprise the world with the technology incorporated into it. For starters, the sports car will have mod-cons like Bluetooth connectivity.
Although this is not going to be the sole electric DeLorean as a new DeLorean Motor Company which sells spare parts has made one of its own a few years back which generates 260hp for a top speed of 125mph. but none the less we look forward to 2015, when finally this electric DeLorean will hit the road, and we wish the students luck for this project.