Good news for DIY enthusiasts who intend to drive an electric vehicle: Ford has released the EV Eluminator e-crate electric motor that costs 3,900 dollars and that might prove to be a key element in retrofit ambit. The motor debut occurred on a pickup F-100 dated1978: it was exported the original V8 motor featuring 302 cubic inches and the transmission to integrate two Ford Eluminator e-crate motors.
Based on a heritage 1978 F-100 pickup, the F-100 Eluminator concept features all-wheel drive via two powerful electric motors shared with the 2021 Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition.
Two electric traction motors drive the front and rear wheels, packing a powerful 480 horsepower and 634 lb.-ft. of torque. Eluminator, the first e-crate motor from Ford Performance Parts, is based on the Mustang Mach-E GT’s traction motor.
«Ford owners have personalized, customized and enhanced their vehicles since the beginning – from changing looks to bringing the power» – said Eric Cin, global director, Vehicle Personalization, Accessories and Licensing. – Our F-100 Eluminator concept is a preview of how we’re supporting customers as they go all-electric and embrace zero-tailpipe emissions performance, even for our heritage vehicles».
Ford has decided using two motors, each featuring 281 HP and 317 Nm of torque, providing the standard F-100 with a combined power of 480 horses and 634 Nm of torque and has chosen an 88 Kw battery system. The e-crate Eluminator still needs an inverter, battery cells, power supply controls and other to be fully operational, towards this direction Ford soon will add more parts and accessories for electric vehicles to Ford Performance catalogue, offering a broad range of options to customers.