2024 DeLorean Alpha5 electric car revealed: price, specs and release date

New DeLorean Alpha5 electric performance car has a predicted 300-mile range and 0-60mph time of 3.4sec...

2022 DeLorean Alpha5 concept front

On sale: 2024 | Price from: £120,000 (est)

If there was one thing that Marty McFly was unlikely to see when travelling from 1985 to 2015 in Back to the Future Part II, it was a modern equivalent of Doc Brown’s time machine. However, if he’d set the flux capacitor forward nine years to 2024, he might have stumbled across the DeLorean Alpha5 – an all-new electric performance car that will be the first new model from the brand for 40 years.

A rival for the Porsche Taycan and upcoming Tesla Roadster, the Alpha5 is expected to be the first of several new models from the revitalised DeLorean brand. After the Alpha5 is launched in 2024, a petrol V8-powered sports car, an electric four-door saloon and a hydrogen-powered SUV will follow.

2022 DeLorean Alpha5 concept rear

Full technical details are yet to be confirmed, but it’s likely the Alpha5 will sit on outsourced electric underpinnings that will house a dual-motor set-up. Performance promises to be competitive with that of the more powerful versions of the Taycan, with a predicted 0-60mph time of 3.4sec and a top speed of 150mph.

The Alpha5 is expected to be able to cover around 300 miles between charges, thanks to a battery in the region of 100kWh. That’s similar to the Taycan Turbo, which can travel for up to 315 miles on a charge with its 93.4kWh battery, according to official tests.

2022 DeLorean Alpha5 concept side

While the Alpha5’s design is sleek, modern and aerodynamically focused, there are several nods to the original DeLorean. The most prominent of these are the chunky louvres that slot over the rear window, plus turbine-style alloy wheels and gullwing doors. 

Inside, the Alpha5 is less retro, featuring two large screens for instrumentation and infotainment, plus a wraparound dashboard to cocoon the driver. Most of the car’s functions are likely to be controlled via the infotainment screen.

Pricing hasn’t yet been confirmed, but the Alpha5 is expected to cost around £120,000. That would place it in line with the Taycan Turbo, which starts at £119,900.

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