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Legendary DeLorean used in Back to the Future re-launched as electric vehicle
Daily Mail ^ | 19th October 2011 | Martin Robinson

Posted on 10/20/2011 1:05:26 PM PDT by anymouse

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Kadaffi could have used one of these today. /sarc

1 posted on 10/20/2011 1:05:35 PM PDT by anymouse
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They still have to use oil, gas and coal to recharge the darn thing when they plug it into the wall.
There is no green energy charging capacity for electric unless it happens to hook up to a hydro-dam charged site IMO.


2 posted on 10/20/2011 1:13:00 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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I wonder what the charging time is for going back to the future. A week?


3 posted on 10/20/2011 1:18:31 PM PDT by 12Gauge687 (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice)
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To: anymouse

Wow...must be a real downer for the car.

Just think...it used to go into the future (and the past)...but can only go 100 miles now.

Sad...CARS HAVE RIGHTS TOO!


4 posted on 10/20/2011 1:18:37 PM PDT by moovova (Report my sarcastic, fear-mongering lies to www.AttackWatch.com by clicking HERE.)
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To: anymouse

“1.21 gigawatts of electricity to travel through time “

That’s 1.21 jigawatts.

I think I recall seeing that this company will build you a “new” DeLorean from new old stock parts. I think they’ll even do an update to the thing, refining it. But it’s pricey.


5 posted on 10/20/2011 1:19:02 PM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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At least Wynne won't have to deal cocaine to finance the venture. He can probably make more from government grants and loan guarantees.
6 posted on 10/20/2011 1:21:37 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: anymouse

In reality, the VW van was the better vehicle.

So, these guys want to make the DeLorean even worse?


7 posted on 10/20/2011 1:27:53 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: A CA Guy

Centralized large scale power production is far more efficient than nay car engine. Same reason nobody is saving money by running their home off a generator.


8 posted on 10/20/2011 1:30:34 PM PDT by MattAMiller
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Electric motor efficiency: 90+%
Gas engine efficiency: 24% if you’re lucky.


9 posted on 10/20/2011 1:37:51 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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so how big of a loan guarantee did Obama give them to develop the flux capacitor?


10 posted on 10/20/2011 1:38:23 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: anymouse

but can it hit 88 miles per hour?


11 posted on 10/20/2011 1:40:31 PM PDT by bigbob
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...it will be able to travel around 100 miles.

Wow, A big 100 miles!

And for what reason is this car electric?

12 posted on 10/20/2011 1:40:46 PM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: anymouse

They can keep the car.

WHERE’S MY HOVERBOARD!?


13 posted on 10/20/2011 1:49:43 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: anymouse

I’m scratchin my head why they’d take a car where garbage powers a Mr. Fusion and turn it into an electric.


14 posted on 10/20/2011 1:54:39 PM PDT by stylin19a (obama -> poster boy for Einstein's definition of insanity)
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the equivalent of 260bhp

The "equivalent"? Electric motors are rated in HP, too. But there is no way that the batteries could put out 194 kW for more than a few minutes.

15 posted on 10/20/2011 2:07:52 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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Big Oil bought the patent on Mr Fusion and burred it right next to the 200 MPG carburetor. They did not have the foresight to get the patent on the electric motor and battery.


16 posted on 10/20/2011 2:11:26 PM PDT by cableguymn
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Yes, these guys bought all of DMC’s parts warehouse stock either in BK court or just before DMC went into BK. They also bought a large percentage of the original tool and die and CnC equipment.

For some of the harder to find parts they are the only source on the planet, which makes for pretty good profit margins in their niche.


17 posted on 10/20/2011 2:26:32 PM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: 12Gauge687

“I wonder what the charging time is for going back to the future. A week?”

No, -7 days.


18 posted on 10/20/2011 3:06:44 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: anymouse

2 Samuel 1:27


19 posted on 10/20/2011 3:23:09 PM PDT by Grut
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To: brownsfan

Gigawatts is correct. The pronunciation with the “G” versus the “J” sound changes fashion every few decades.


20 posted on 10/20/2011 4:11:04 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (Never Again! Except for the next time.)
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