Electric Delorean

Solar Power Australia’s conversion of a DeLorean DMC-12 to a performance Electric Vehicle was completed in June 2012. We are pleased to say that the conversion was a success with the electric drive providing much better performance than the V6 petrol engine.

Our DMCEV Electric DeLorean is charged from outlets in solar powered buildings or our mobile solar trailer. As such, this electric vehicle is EMISSION FREE!

Additional information and updates can be found on the ELMOFO website and our DMC-EV facebook page.

1981 DeLorean DMC-12

Original Motor:
2.8L PRV V6
95kW (130hp) 207Nm Torque

Electric Motor:
EVO Electric AFM140 Axial Flux Motor
167kW (224hp) 612Nm Torque

Motor Control:
Rinehart Motion Systems PM100DXR Motor Controller
450Amp AC Liquid Cooled Inverter

Battery System:
A123 Systems Lithium Ion Nanophosphate Modules
370V(nom) 405V (peak) 22kWh

Battery Charging:
3.5kW CAN Controlled On-Board Charger

Recharge Time:
Typically 4 to 5 hours
Full charge from flat in under 7 hours

Vehicle Range:
130km with Regenerative Braking in use

Category: Other Projects


LMC Award Winners 2016 and 2018
ELMOFO 2018 Australian Engineering Excellence Award