DeLorean Making a Comeback with New EV Model, San Antonio HQ


Staff member
Jan 28, 2019
DeLorean Motor Company, one of the world’s most iconic automotive brands, plans a comeback with a new electric vehicle production enterprise. The global headquarters, which is contingent on final approvals of various incentive packages, will bring approximately 450 jobs to San Antonio, principally in executive, management, and engineering roles.

The company has selected Port San Antonio, the city’s dynamic technology and innovation campus just southwest of downtown, for its home base as it advances growth plans nationally and internationally.

“We are grateful for the tremendous support we’ve received from the community. San Antonio boasts a growing component and vehicle manufacturing sector as well as a wide array of global advanced manufacturing operations. This allows us countless synergies between established companies and suppliers in the broader region. A deep talent pool and a strong local academic ecosystem will foster further innovation,” said Joost de Vries, CEO of DeLorean Motor Company.

Today, the company provides services to the roughly 6,000 coupes still in circulation and has acted as a steward of the brand over the last 40 years. The new venture will give the beloved brand a strategic location to pursue growth opportunities across the nation and around the world while creating hundreds of jobs in the San Antonio region.

“In an increasingly competitive electric vehicle market, San Antonio is ready to lead,” said San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg. “By planning to establish their global headquarters in San Antonio, DeLorean is validating the talent, strategic preparation, and adaptability our region provides for EV manufacturers to thrive.”

The company’s return as an active DeLorean manufacturer was teased during the Super Bowl LVI pregame.

“The future of automotive innovation is here in San Antonio. We have invested in building the ecosystem with the engineering, tech, and cyber talent, infrastructure, and supply chain that companies need. We’re about to see those investments pay tremendous dividends. I look forward to officially welcoming DeLorean to San Antonio,” said Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff.

“Port San Antonio is a growing and nationally-important destination for innovators and their collaborators—from other industries on our campus and in our region to a world-class array of educators and research partners. We are thrilled to welcome DeLorean into our network of leading technology creators all working towards a safer, more productive connected future,” said Port San Antonio CEO Jim Perschbach.

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