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DeLorean Rolls Out Electric Car
10/31/2011

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DeLorean's 'new' EV maintains the look of the legendary vehicle from the movie, Back to the Future.   (Photo courtesy of the DeLorean Motor Co.)
DeLorean's "new" EV maintains the look of the legendary vehicle from the movie, Back to the Future.
(Photo courtesy of the DeLorean Motor Co.)

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DCE
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Re: Key Word is "applicable" in FMVSS standards
DCE   11/9/2011 9:12:57 AM
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I should have stated that if the chassis /unibody already has a VIN attached. The VIN does, after all, define the mfg/model year, does it not?

 

I have seen such in regards to one particular make of car (limited edition, yes, but  I believe it still applies) where someone ended up with a complete chassis and some body parts for a Shelby Cobra. The car was never assembled by Shelby. The chassis had a VIN (which was used for verification that it was indeed a Shelby Cobra). The car was assembled using a modern power train, but it was considered a 1960's automobile, as least as far as the state of Nevada was concerned.

What does FMVSS standards say about that? Does it still apply? Does it apply to my FIL's '57 Chevy BelAir that was built up from a salvaged chassis? What standards apply? I have to admit to some confusion in regards to this. If the DeLorean parts are assembled into completed automobiles, what model year are they? Are they 2012 models even if the parts all date back to the 1980's? If it uses the modern EV power train while all the rest of the vehicle is original 1980's parts, which standards apply?

Charles Murray
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Time for an update
Charles Murray   10/3/2012 7:18:11 PM
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It's been a year since this appeared. Sounds like a good time for an update on this story to see how this company is doing.

Cabe Atwell
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Re: Time for an update
Cabe Atwell   2/14/2013 11:33:01 PM
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Drop that price to $50-60K and I would possibly consider it. That $100K is mostly a novelty tax...

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Charles Murray
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Re: Time for an update
Charles Murray   3/26/2013 9:02:15 PM
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I could be wrong, Cabe, but I think these vehicles will not have the advantages of automated assembly, which pushes the cost up.

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Re: Time for an update
Cabe Atwell   3/27/2013 5:46:38 PM
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I suppose you are right. It appears the De Lorean, as well as the Tesla vehicles, are for the better part assembled by hand. Even so, you have to set the price of that labor. Depends on where it is and the desire to make money. I hope prices on both drop in the future.

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Re: Time for an update
Charles Murray   3/27/2013 6:37:59 PM
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Good points, Cabe. I know I've said this before, but I think its time to call DeLorean and get an update.

Charles Murray
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Re: Time for an update
Charles Murray   8/9/2013 4:04:02 PM
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In answer to your question, Cabe, I think DeLorean is still on track to come out with their electric car in 2013.

Charles Murray
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Re: Time for an update
Charles Murray   8/22/2013 10:10:57 PM
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I believe DeLorean is looking at the October/November, 2013 timeframe.

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Re: Time for an update
Charles Murray   12/10/2013 6:24:44 PM
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Still waiting for DeLorean's announcement.

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