Friday, May 24, 2024

Ford reveals all-electric F-100 Eluminator concept with new EV crate motor

The American company Ford has introduced an F-100 Eluminator concept that upgrades the circa-1978 pickup truck with two of the company’s new Eluminator electric crate motor kit.

The F-100 Eluminator concept features an 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 (860 Nm) of torque. Eluminator is the first e-crate motor from Ford Performance Parts and is based on the Mustang Mach-E GT’s traction motor.

The modified F-100 Eluminator sits on a custom chassis, and the bodywork is painted in Avalanche Gray with Cerakote Copper accents. It’s fitted with custom 19-inch billet aluminum three-piece wheels wrapped in Michelin Latitude Sport high-performance tires. The interior features a billet aluminum dash by JJR Fabrication and avocado-tanned leather upholstery by MDM Upholstery.

The F-100 Eluminator concept features all-wheel drive via two powerful electric motors.
The F-100 Eluminator concept features all-wheel drive via two powerful electric motors. Credit: Ford

The e-crate motor is now available at authorized Ford parts warehouse dealers or online at Ford Performance Parts. Retailing at $3,900, it is targeted at builders looking for a transverse-oriented powertrain to electrify a range of vehicles from modern to vintage cars, trucks, and SUVs. Each Eluminator e-crate motor produces 281 horsepower and 317 lb-ft (430 Nm) of torque.

Over time, Ford plans to develop a wider list of components for the Eluminator powertrain with some of the leading performance manufacturers, including battery systems, controllers, and traction inverters to close the loop on full turnkey aftermarket electrification solutions.

“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.”