Brits aren't buying electric cars according to disappointing figures from 'plugged-in grant scheme'. That's not really a surprise considering how many are actually available in the UK, but only 106 were sold in the third quarter of 2011.
There will be plenty of jokes made about this one. 88mph, flux capacitors, fusion drives and so on. But the current license holder of the DMC name is serious about reintroducing the DeLorean, with an all-electric update set to arrive in 2013.
Profiles in History is auctioning off over 100 Back to the Future props but the one that's got me—and about the entire rest of the world—shaking in my boots is the DeLorean used in BTTF III. It's one of only seven DeLoreans used throughout the entire series.
The big bad truck in this video is missing a freaking wheel... but somehow still driving. I'm not kidding, the front left tire is just GONE. Disappeared. Non-existant. And yet the truck can even make turns! How in the? What in the? Huh? Watch.
And they say electric cars don't go fast. A group of BYU engineering students have built an electric streamliner that peaked at speeds of 175 mph. With that quiet electric motor I'll bet the "whoosh" it makes is gorgeous.