Ford F-100 Eluminator: classic pickup electric conversion showcases 'crate motor'

Ford has converted a classic pickup to electric power using the Mustang Mach-E GT's drivetrain – and will make the same solution available to customers

Ford F-100 Eluminator classic electric pickup

Ford has revealed a classic F-100 pickup truck with Mustang Mach-E electric power at the SEMA automotive aftermarket show in Las Vegas. The 'F-100 Eluminator' highlights the fact that the brand is now offering the Mach-E's electric motor in 'crate' form on the US market, for enthusiasts and aftermarket companies to fit to classic or customised cars.

Based on a 1978 Ford F-100 body, the Eluminator runs the same drivetrain as the high-performance Mustang Mach-E GT, and so gets two motors, four-wheel drive, 480bhp and 860Nm of torque. No performance or range figures have been released for the vehicle, which will remain a one-off demonstration and not be offered for sale to the public.

It sits on a custom chassis built by Roadster Shop and was built by Ford Performance in collaboration with MLe Racecars. The paint job, by Brand X Customs, is Avalanche Grey with Cerakote Copper accents, while inside there's billet aluminium dashboard made by JJR Fabrication.

The Mach-E crate motor (below) – two of which power the Eluminator – is available to buy in the US from Ford Performance Parts for US$3,900 (approximately £2,800 at the time of writing). Each one produces 281bhp and 430Nm of torque.

Ford says that in time it plans a wider list of components for the powertrain, including battery systems, controllers and traction inverters, in order to offer a full 'turnkey' aftermarket electrification solution.

Ford has already unveiled a fully electric version of its huge-selling F-150 pickup truck, named the Lightning, and will also launch the fully electric version of its flagship European commercial vehicle, the Transit van, in 2022.

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