Electric DeLorean Goes Back to the Future:
"Dr. David Delman's license plates say 'E Fluxed.' In his car's back seat, there's a model of a so-called 'flux capacitor.' Scattered flyers on the vehicle's floor read, 'Save the clock tower.'Great Scott!
Unlike Doc Brown's DeLorean in the movie, Back to the Future, however, Delman's car doesn't use a nuclear reaction to produce 1.21 gigawatts (pronounced 'jiggawatts' in the movie) of power. Instead, it employs a much more conventional method for producing a small fraction of that power: Thirteen 12V lead-acid batteries drive a series-wound nine-inch DC electric motor that's mated to a five-speed manual transmission. The motor and manual transmission combine to give the car excellent acceleration, Delman says.
'It's a little quicker than a real DeLorean,' Delman says, comparing it to the 1980s vehicle that was immortalized in the famous 1985 movie. 'I've had this car over 88 miles per hour.'"