News On Our Progress

Driveunit Mounted

Mounts for the Tesla drive unit (motor, inverter, transmission) completed (although not painted yet). The welding is ugly but functional. I used the existing engine and transmission mounting points for…

23 June 2017

Jeff Cooke

Tesla DCDC Converter - Design Insights

"Houston, we have a problem". I've been messing around with the DCDC converter from the Tesla 2015 70D. In this configuration the DCDC is a simple device. It steps down the 400v from the battery pack to…

5 May 2017

Jeff Cooke

A123 Battery Pack From a 2014 Chevy Spark EV

Well the battery has landed!! It is a A123 battery pack from a 2014 Chevy Spark EV. The 2014 Spark EV was the only year that carried the A123 battery modules. The pack contains 4 modules of 92.4v each…

18 March 2017

Jeff Cooke

Brusa NLG513 High-Voltage Charger Programmed

Got the Brusa NLG513 charger set up successfully (after a long lead time getting ports and connectors ready). The Brusa charger can take 120-240 volts AC and charge up to a 500 volt DC battery. The charger…

14 January 2017

Jeff Cooke

Tesla Steering Wheel Controls - Decoded

The goal is to use the Tesla steering wheel in the TesLorean (in place of the stock DeLorean wheel). The Tesla wheel is much nicer! But it would look pretty silly to have the Tesla wheel, but be unable…

27 November 2016

Jeff Cooke

Ready For Frame-Body Separation

A key step in the conversion from Internal Combustion Engine to Electric is the removal of the original Engine and Transmission. This can be done without separating the DeLorean body and frame (upper and…

2 October 2016

Jeff Cooke