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An electric DeLorean to celebrate October 21st, 2015

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As you probably know, October 21st, 2015, is the day Doc Brown and Marty McFly travel to in Back to the Future Part 2. To celebrate the occasion, a group of students at Queen's University Belfast in Ireland have designed a fully electric replica of the famous DeLorean-based time machine.

The project, which is run by QUB's School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, aims to educate students of all ages, according to cnet.com

This electric DeLorean uses a 270-horsepower motor and a 27kWh battery pack in conjunction with a 5-speed automatic transmission (that’s right: no plutonium necessary!). The chassis and suspension were modified to handle the extra weight of the EV powertrain.

There have been similar ventures in the past, mind you. In 2012, an Australian company by the name of Solar Online unveiled a DeLorean EV prototype.