A 1981 DeLorean is seen in a commemorative cruise in Michigan. A Texas company plans to make electric versions of the iconic car. Jerry S. Mendoza/AP hide caption toggle caption Jerry S. Mendoza/AP All Tech Considered DeLorean Goes Electric: Company Plans New Model October 18, 2011 There's a new DeLorean DMC-12 coming out — or rather, there's a new version of the stainless steel wedge of a sportscar that became an icon of '80s cool. But it won't run on gas — it'll be electric. And it won't require a nuclear reaction that generates 1.21 gigawatts, either.