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Ford debuts electric crate motor inside vintage pickup rebuild

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The Ford F-100 Eluminator concept sits atop 19-inch billet aluminum three-piece wheels and Michelin Latitude Sport high-performance tires
The Ford F-100 Eluminator concept sits atop 19-inch billet aluminum three-piece wheels and Michelin Latitude Sport high-performance tires
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The Ford F-100 Eluminator concept from the rear
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The Ford F-100 Eluminator concept from the rear
Ford has introduced an electrified version of its heritage F-100 featuring its new e-crate motor
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Ford has introduced an electrified version of its heritage F-100 featuring its new e-crate motor
Ford's F-100 Eluminator concept is all old-school looks on the outside and new-school power on the inside
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Ford's F-100 Eluminator concept is all old-school looks on the outside and new-school power on the inside
The Ford F-100 Eluminator concept sits atop 19-inch billet aluminum three-piece wheels and Michelin Latitude Sport high-performance tires
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The Ford F-100 Eluminator concept sits atop 19-inch billet aluminum three-piece wheels and Michelin Latitude Sport high-performance tires
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Looking to spark the imaginations of custom car enthusiasts with a taste for eco-friendly drivetrains, Ford has introduced an electrified version of its heritage F-100. The reimagined pickup truck is all old-school looks on the outside and new-school power on the inside, featuring the company's newly launched electric crate motor aimed at those looking to breathe some modern-day propulsion into their projects.

The Eluminator is the first electric crate motor from Ford and is based on the traction motor found in the Mustang Mach-E GT. Like Chevy did last year by dropping its eCrate "Connect and Cruise" into a 1977 K5 Blazer-E classic truck rebuild, Ford is hoping to garner interest in its aftermarket electric drivetrain by taking a little trip down memory lane.

The motor itself outputs 281 horsepower and 317 lb-ft (430 Nm) of torque, but with one found at the front and another at the rear the Ford F-100 Eluminator concept generates 480 hp and 634 lb-ft (860 Nm) of torque. Built around a custom chassis finished in gray with Cerakote copper accents, the Ford F-100 Eluminator sits atop 19-inch billet aluminum three-piece wheels and Michelin Latitude Sport high-performance tires, while a billet aluminum dash and avocado-tanned leather upholstery can be found inside.

Ford has introduced an electrified version of its heritage F-100 featuring its new e-crate motor
Ford has introduced an electrified version of its heritage F-100 featuring its new e-crate motor

The Eluminator e-crate motor is available now with Ford hoping to attract interest from folks rebuilding their rides and looking for a zero-tailpipe emission drivetrain option. The motor can be purchased online or via local dealers, and is priced at US$3,900.

“Ford owners have personalized, customized and enhanced their vehicles since the beginning – from changing looks to bringing the power,” says Eric Cin, Ford's 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.”

Source: Ford

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DavidB
You just know this thing is going to cost upwards of a hundred grand, but (other than that) I’d be happy to drive one.
Douglas Rogers
Fill that bed with batteries and you could get across the country on one charge!
HoppyHopkins
If they bring the cost down and create a way for off grid people to recharge such vehicles in a cost effective way, this would be great
yawood
DavidB - You do know that they're not selling the whole truck? It is just a concept to show what you can do to mod your existing truck. The motor sells for US$3900.