Epic EV shows off its new lightweight resin infused bodies meant for the new lithium-powered DeLorean Electric Vehicle
Epic Electric Vehicles and DeLorean Motor Company, Inc. have been selected as the composites manufacturer for the new DeLorean Electric Vehicle (DMCEV) slated for production in 2012.
Epic Electric Vehicles and DeLorean Motor Company unveil a new lightweight resin infused composite body for the new DMCEV. Together, Epic EV and DeLorean worked to maximize strength and decrease the weight of this main chassis component of the DMCEV.
“It was important for the DMCEV to not just have an advanced drivetrain but to also decrease the weight and improve the safety of these new vehicles,” said DeLorean CEO Stephen Wynne. “We had aggressive targets for this new body structure, and Epic EV exceeded those by a wide margin. We can’t wait to provide our customers with new DMCEVs that utilize this new advanced composites technology and the fact that the original DeLorean cars can also be retrofitted with this new composite body structure further broadens the appeal.”
Epic EV’s new composite body designed for DeLorean is lighter weight versus the original’s with a much increased safety factor over those built in the 1980s. This will allow for the DMCEV to add more battery capacity for greater range and provide its passengers with enhanced impact protection and durability.
“The original DeLorean was 30 years ahead of its time in the 1980s, so I felt that the composites the new DMCEV uses today should also be well ahead of its time,” said Epic EV Founder Chris Anthony. “We have achieved 200 lbs of reduction in weight with these new bodies through better engineering, and that will make for a more advanced DMCEV. The roof crush and side impact strength is greatly improved on these bodies and I think this is a great new attribute for the DMCEV.”
Original Source: MarketWatch