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1.21 gigawatts, but this sucker is electric! (photos)

The iconic time machine from "Back to the Future" is going into production in 2013.

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'Back to the Future' fans, rejoice!

LAS VEGAS--Back to the Future fans, rejoice! This morning at CES I came across a prototype DeLorean that's set to go into production in 2013. But you won't need to trade pinball parts to Libyans to acquire Plutonium for power. This is no ordinary time machine. This DeLorean is electric.
That's right, the DeLorean Motor Company plans to market the DMCEV in the United States in 2013, and will further develop prototypes combining the existing DeLorean automobile with the Epic EV electric power train.
With the 400 volt AC induction liquid-cooled electric motor, getting up to 88 miles per hour will be no problem, the carmaker says. This DeLorean will reportedly have a top speed of 125 mph and goes from zero to 60 in just 4.9 seconds.
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The charge port, located behind the front grill

The vehicle charges from empty to full in just 3.5 hours using the DMCev Smart Charging Solution at 240 volts and 70 amps.
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The Flux Power LIfePO4 battery

The Flux Power LIfePO4 battery charges in just 3.5 hours and gives the vehicle a range of 100+ miles, says the DeLorean Motor Company.
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Epic Electric Vehicles' eVgo charging station

Epic EV and DeLorean plan to produce a number of prototypes utilizing the Epic EV power train for evaluation this and next year.
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The DeLorean's rims

The DeLorean's rims, just like Doc Browns' time machine.
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Not the Flux Capacitor, but the Flux Power LIfePO4 battery

The Flux Power LIfePO4 battery charges in 3.5 hours.
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The sport car's easily recognizable gull-wing doors

The sport car's easily recognizable gull-wing doors, stainless steel body, and rear-mounted engine.
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The dashboard of the DeLorean

Time circuits on!
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The center console

Now you can own your very own time machine. When production begins next year, the DeLorean will be available for about $100,000.

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